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Sven Kirsten's book: Tiki Pop
TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2014-10-16 5:59 pm   Permalink

Hi All, just received my copy. To echo everyone's comments, this book is awesome!! Great job, Sven! Was just as surprised as everyone else at the size of the book, even after having read this thread.

So I see it's only marked with a copyright date, no edition. Is there just one edition so far Sven?



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-10-16 10:12 pm   Permalink

Yup: It just came out in June, so it'll be a while before all are sold. I have no idea how many were printed, the first shipment to America sold out pretty fast, but i am sure there are a couple of thousands left before they're gonna be printed again - if at all.

The Book of Tiki went into three printings (four, if you count Tiki Style), but Tiki Modern had just one.


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2014-10-17 04:55 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-10-16 22:12, bigbrotiki wrote:
Yup: It just came out in June, so it'll be a while before all are sold. I have no idea how many were printed, the first shipment to America sold out pretty fast, but i am sure there are a couple of thousands left before they're gonna be printed again - if at all.

The Book of Tiki went into three printings (four, if you count Tiki Style), but Tiki Modern had just one.



1st print, yay! Thanks Sven. Christmas may just see the rest of the suckers sell out! I just can't get over the new ink smell in this book. It's gorgeous!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-11-02 12:52 am   Permalink



At one of the best preserved Trader Vic's locations in existence!:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=5483&forum=2&start=15

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-11-02 09:14 am   Permalink

The world wide Tiki Pop tour continues, very nice. What a great venue for the presentation.



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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2014-11-03 10:05 am   Permalink

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On 2014-11-02 00:52, bigbrotiki wrote:


At one of the best preserved Trader Vic's locations in existence!:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=5483&forum=2&start=15



When does the tour arrive in Texas?


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-11-03 6:09 pm   Permalink



 
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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2014-12-26 06:57 am   Permalink

I just got my copy for xmas, what a great book, quite the wrist snapper though.

 
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mikehooker
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Posted: 2014-12-27 10:46 am   Permalink

Got mine for Xmas as well. Very happy to finally own a copy.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-12-29 6:49 pm   Permalink

William Westenhaver got his copy for Christmas



Thanks Ken & Heather Pleasant!


 
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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2015-01-03 7:54 pm   Permalink

I finished reading Tiki Pop a while back and must say it is a splendid read. I liked the way the visuals integrated so smoothly with the text, and how you showed successive generations' graphical reinterpretations of great works of South Pacific literature (the covers of the works of Herman Melville and the like). Also the insights into the role that Hollywood played were fascinating. Choosing the images must have involved a lot of work - for example tracking down the photo of the first palm tree in California. Chapter 34 on Tiki Devolution was particularly striking and well put together.

I read both the French and English texts and thought that the French was a good rendering of the English, although it could have done with some tighter editing and more native English-speaker input. While the French text is generally cleverly idiomatic and very well translated, unfortunately a few clangers got through. Some examples:

p.124 "You're a sap. Mister Jap" is mistranslated as "Tu nous sapes le moral Monsieur le Jap" ("You are sapping our morale Mr Jap")

p.196 "held its own" does not mean "écrasé la concurrence" ("crushed the opposition")

p. 281 "get into a muu-muu" is translated as "savourez un muu-muu" (taste a muu-muu)

p. 323 "decor" translated as "décorum" (= decorum)

And there are occasional typos:

p. 311 "Pacique" should be "Pacifique"

p. 319 "Ouils" => "Outils"

I am happy to provide a full list should you be doing a second edition. Overall it is a good translation though.







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happy buddha
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Posted: 2015-01-03 8:03 pm   Permalink

How did I miss this?? So great.


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On 2014-12-29 18:49, bigbrotiki wrote:
William Westenhaver got his copy for Christmas



Thanks Ken & Heather Pleasant!




 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2015-01-04 6:22 pm   Permalink

CN, Thank you for the info. I doubt there will be another printing of this, but I will get back to you if so. There are a couple of other issues to remedy caused by the deadline crunch for the book having to be printed and delivered for the show's opening

That 1st palm tree photo is actually one of the handful of images that I re-printed, it first appeared in the Book of Tiki.


 
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