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TIKI QUEST: COLLECTING THE EXOTIC PAST

"...America had built an idyllic view of the Polynesian islands. Tiki-themed restaurants and bars that popped up in nearly every town brought the Hollywood version of the islands to everyone's doorstep. As America's love affair with the romanticized South Seas and alluring tropical islands waned, most of the fake, sun-faded bamboo lounges closed down and their contents scattered to the recycle bins of life. Gradually, a generation of hunters and collectors came along to discover the discarded pieces of their ancestors' creations..." Duke Carter and his wife, Amy, "were able to compile an oral and visual history of Tiki. After nearly 10 years of painstaking collecting they are proud to present their discoveries in this book." -- Otto von Stroheim, publisher, "Tiki News" Complete with hundreds of color photos, this book is a must-have for the serious tiki collector. 183 pages. Paperbound. © 2003 by David Carter. Measures approximately 10 3/4 inches by 8 1/4 inches. Click Here for a view of the back cover.