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Hawaiian Modern

Author : Vladimir Ossipoff,Marc Treib
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2007-01-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0300121466

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At the forefront of the postwar phenomenon known as tropical modernism, Vladimir Ossipoff (1907-1998) won recognition as the "master of Hawaiian architecture.” Although he practiced at a time of rapid growth and social change in Hawaii, Ossipoff criticized large-scale development and advocated environmentally sensitive designs, developing a distinctive form of architecture appropriate to the lush topography, light, and microclimates of the Hawaiian islands. This book is the first to focus on Ossipoff’s career, presenting significant new material on the architect and situating him within the tropical modernist movement and the cultural context of the Pacific region. The authors discuss how Ossipoff synthesized Eastern and Western influences, including Japanese building techniques and modern architectural principles. In particular, they demonstrate that he drew inspiration from the interplay of indoor and outdoor space as advocated by such architects as Frank Lloyd Wright, applying these to the concerns and vernacular traditions of the tropics. The result was a vibrant and glamorous architectural style, captured vividly in archival images and new photography. As the corporate projects and private residences that Ossipoff created for such clients as IBM, Punahou School, Linus Pauling, Jr., and Clare Boothe Luce surpass their fiftieth anniversaries, critical assessment of these structures, offered here by distinguished scholars in the field, will illuminate Ossipoff’s contribution to the universal challenge of making architecture that is delightfully particular to its place and durable over time.

Huna

Author : Serge Kahili King
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 210 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2008-11-18
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9781416568001

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The ancient wisdom of Hawai'i has been guarded for centuries -- handed down through lines of kinship to form the tradition of Huna. Dating back to the time before the first missionary presence arrived in the islands, the tradition of Huna is more than just a philosophy of living -- it is intertwined and deeply connected with every aspect of Hawaiian life. Blending ancient Hawaiian wisdom with modern practicality, Serge Kahili King imparts the philosophy behind the beliefs, history, and foundation of Huna. More important, King shows readers how to use Huna philosophy to attain both material and spiritual goals. To those who practice Huna, there is a deep understanding about the true nature of life -- and the real meaning of personal power, intention, and belief. Through exploring the seven core principles around which the practice revolves, King passes onto readers a timeless and powerful wisdom.

Big Happiness

Author : Mark Panek
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 338 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2011-02-17
Category : History
ISBN : 9780824860929

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"Big Happiness is extremely important to our community. Mark Panek’s biography of Percy Kipapa speaks to the consequences of the destruction of Hawai‘i’s rural neighborhoods, unchecked development, the ice epidemic, the failures of government, sumo, intricate family and neighbor relationships, and more. What is most impressive is Panek’s ability to weave all of these complex topics together in a seamless narrative that connects all the dots. Part mystery, part investigative journalism, part poignant Island portrait, this work contains an emotional element that binds the reader to the subjects in a dignified yet touching way, showing compassion and even affection for people while revealing their flaws and shortcomings. This book will resonate with an Island audience and with anyone interested in Hawai‘i." —Victoria Kneubuhl, Hawai‘i writer and playwright "This book tells of personal triumphs and failures, and also the triumphs and failures of families, communities, organizations, agencies, governments, and churches dealing with the multiple consequences of ‘progress’ in contemporary Hawai‘i. There have been heroes and villains at all levels—frequently, the same individuals and agencies are both at the same time. The story of Percy Kipapa is especially poignant because professional sumo gave him a unique opportunity to transcend Hawai‘i’s culture of colonialism, racism, poverty, and drug addiction, which in the end all brought him down anyway. Mark Panek has done a masterful job of weaving these strands together."—Reverend Bob Nakata, former Hawai‘i state senator "Spanning the history of Waikane and the brutality of Japan’s national sport, Big Happiness is a remarkably ambitious piece that links one man’s murder to the ice epidemic, land development, and political corruption in Hawai‘i. Mark Panek’s meticulously researched, skillfully written, heartbreaking story, filled with voices that ring true, is an indictment of an entire system that crushed a gentle giant. While other Hawai‘i writers dwell in ‘take me back to da kine’ nostalgia, Panek tells it like it really is." —Chris McKinney, author of The Tattoo and Mililani Mauka

Modern History of Hawai'i

Author : Ann Rayson
Publisher : Bess Press
Page : 316 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : History
ISBN : 157306209X

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This edition of the 9th-grade textbook Modern Hawaiian History has been updated to include the years from 1994 to 2004. The new material features discussion-provoking commentary on sovereignty and other contemporary issues, and color photos have been added throughout.

Kika Kila

Author : John W. Troutman
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Page : 393 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2016-02-16
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781469627939

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Since the nineteenth century, the distinct tones of k&299;k&257; kila, the Hawaiian steel guitar, have defined the island sound. Here historian and steel guitarist John W. Troutman offers the instrument's definitive history, from its discovery by a young Hawaiian royalist named Joseph Kekuku to its revolutionary influence on American and world music. During the early twentieth century, Hawaiian musicians traveled the globe, from tent shows in the Mississippi Delta, where they shaped the new sounds of country and the blues, to regal theaters and vaudeville stages in New York, Berlin, Kolkata, and beyond. In the process, Hawaiian guitarists recast the role of the guitar in modern life. But as Troutman explains, by the 1970s the instrument's embrace and adoption overseas also worked to challenge its cultural legitimacy in the eyes of a new generation of Hawaiian musicians. As a consequence, the indigenous instrument nearly disappeared in its homeland. Using rich musical and historical sources, including interviews with musicians and their descendants, Troutman provides the complete story of how this Native Hawaiian instrument transformed not only American music but the sounds of modern music throughout the world.

The Craft of Hawaiian Lauhala Weaving

Author : Adren J. Bird,Steven Goldsberry,J. P. Bird
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 172 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 1982-01-01
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN : 0824807790

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Hawaiian Modern

Author : Dean Sakamoto,Karla Britton,Vladimir Ossipoff,Honolulu Academy of Arts,Deutsches Architekturmuseum (Frankfurt, Main)
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:604665595

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Mamaka Kaiao

Author : Kōmike Hua‘olelo
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2003-09-30
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9780824842369

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Hawaii For Dummies

Author : Cheryl Farr Leas
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 557 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2008-12-05
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780470443002

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For Dummies Travel guides are the ultimate user-friendly trip planners, combining the broad appeal and time-tested features of the For Dummies series with up-to-the-minute advice and information from the experts at Frommer’s. Small trim size for use on-the-go Focused coverage of only the best hotels and restaurants in all price ranges Tear-out “cheat sheet” with full-color maps or easy reference pointers

Hoʻoponopono

Author : Victoria Shook
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1986-01-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0824810473

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Seven case studies demonstrate how the age-old Hawaiian process of family problem-solving can be adapted in innovative ways and applied successfully today to situations ranging from social work with Hawaiian families to drug abuse.

Hawaiian History

Author : Richard Lightner
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2004-08-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9780313072987

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Hawaii has been referred to as the crossroads of the Pacific. This book illustrates how many world cultures and customs meet in the Hawaiian Islands, providing a chronological overview highlighted by extracts from important works that express Hawaii's unique history. This work starts with chronological chapters on general and ancient Hawaiian history and continues through early Western contact, the 19th century, and Hawaii's annexation to the United States. Topics include politics, religion, social issues, business, ethnic groups, and race relations.

Fighting in Paradise

Author : Gerald Horne
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2011-07-31
Category : History
ISBN : 0824835492

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Powerful labor movements played a critical role in shaping modern Hawaii, beginning in the 1930s, when International Longshore and Warehousemen’s Union (ILWU) representatives were dispatched to the islands to organize plantation and dock laborers. They were stunned by the feudal conditions they found in Hawaii, where the majority of workers—Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino in origin—were routinely subjected to repression and racism at the hands of white bosses. The wartime civil liberties crackdown brought union organizing to a halt; but as the war wound down, Hawaii workers’ frustrations boiled over, leading to an explosive success in the forming of unions. During the 1950s, just as the ILWU began a series of successful strikes and organizing drives, the union came under McCarthyite attacks and persecution. In the midst of these allegations, Hawaii’s bid for statehood was being challenged by powerful voices in Washington who claimed that admitting Hawaii to the union would be tantamount to giving the Kremlin two votes in the U.S. Senate, while Jim Crow advocates worried that Hawaii’s representatives would be enthusiastic supporters of pro–civil rights legislation. Hawaii’s extensive social welfare system and the continuing power of unions to shape the state politically are a direct result of those troubled times. Based on exhaustive archival research in Hawaii, California, Washington, and elsewhere, Gerald Horne’s gripping story of Hawaii workers’ struggle to unionize reads like a suspense novel as it details for the first time how radicalism and racism helped shape Hawaii in the twentieth century.

Hollywood's Hawaii

Author : Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2017-03-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780813587455

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Whether presented as exotic fantasy, a strategic location during World War II, or a site combining postwar leisure with military culture, Hawaii and the South Pacific figure prominently in the U.S. national imagination. Hollywood’s Hawaii is the first full-length study of the film industry’s intense engagement with the Pacific region from 1898 to the present. Delia Malia Caparoso Konzett highlights films that mirror the cultural and political climate of the country over more than a century—from the era of U.S. imperialism on through Jim Crow racial segregation, the attack on Pearl Harbor and WWII, the civil rights movement, the contemporary articulation of consumer and leisure culture, as well as the buildup of the modern military industrial complex. Focusing on important cultural questions pertaining to race, nationhood, and war, Konzett offers a unique view of Hollywood film history produced about the national periphery for mainland U.S. audiences. Hollywood’s Hawaii presents a history of cinema that examines Hawaii and the Pacific and its representations in film in the context of colonialism, war, Orientalism, occupation, military buildup, and entertainment.

The Hawaiian Revolution

Author : William Andrew Fritz
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 254 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2007-11-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781452091136

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In 1893, the reigning Queen of Hawaii, Liliuokalani, was surreptitiously and unlawfully overthrown by a contingent of wealthy and ambitious Americans who had settled in the islands. Despite the efforts of many of her constituents and the support of President Cleveland, the native people of Hawaii, the Kanaka Maoli, had never regained any control over any of their lost lands until the present day. But, born out of the spirit of hope and what some would call the spiritual will of their ancestors, a great Hawaiian leader emerges from within that people. In the boldest of ways, he and his underground movement of revolutionaries regain control of the Hawaiian Islands and resurrect the Hawaiian nation. How is this done in one of the most heavily fortified military outposts of America away from the mainland USA? And is he and his band of rebels able to maintain this control and convince America and its leaders to acquiesce to the basic morality of his objectives? This novel is about the great, enduring love of one giant figure in a most alluring culture. His deep love of a woman is given up for the love of his people. It is a great sacrifice deemed necessary to achieve his most noble path in life. Will his people follow in his path and make the difficult commitments needed to maintain their unique culture and the precious lands, the aina, they now control in Hawaii?

Last Among Equals

Author : Roger Bell
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 460 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2019-03-31
Category : History
ISBN : 9780824879044

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Last Among Equals is the first detailed account of Hawaii's quest for statehood. It is a story of struggle and accommodation, of how Hawaii was gradually absorbed into the politcal, economic, and ideological structures of American life. It also recounts the complex process that came into play when the states of the Union were confronted with the difficulty of granting admission to a non-contiguous territory with an overwhelmingly non-Caucasian population. More than any previous study of modern Hawaii, this book explains why Hawaii's legitimate claims to equality and autonomy as a state were frustrated for more than half a century. Last Among Equals is sure to remain a standard reference for modern Hawaiian and American political historians. As important, it will require a reevaluation of two commonly held myths: that of racial harmony in Hawaii and that of automatic equality under the Constitution of the United States.