Fish Hooks of the Pacific Islands

Vol. II


Fish Hooks is the ultimate recource on fish hooks of the Pacific islands. It explores and discusses on over 350 pages over 250 fish hooks and related items, all pictured in ful and true size and gathered for the first time in one volume. Further illustrations, maps and historical photogrpahs accompany the insightfull texts.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from March 2024.

ISBN: 9783777441665 Category:


The ultimate source on fish hooks of the Pacific islands.

The fish hook derives its form from its practical intention – to catch a fish. But in cultures where fishing is and always has been a main livelihood, the crafting of fish hooks becomes an art. “Fish Hooks of the Pacific islands Vol. II” completes the extensive and in-depth discourse of the first volume. Together they are the first extensive reference on Pacific fish hooks since the publication of Harry Beasley’s 1928 Pacific Island Record: Fishhooks, which was printed in an edition of only 250 copies.

Much has been learned and discovered since then, and Fish Hooks of the Pacific Islands gathers it all under one title with comprehensive new observations, research, attributions, identifications and colour photographs. This publication is the product of a collaboration by private collectors who have a common dedication to the art and knowledge of old Pacific cultures. In the making of this book, they have brought together an incredible quantity of information as well as images and details of the finest known examples from collections all over the world.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 22.5 x 28 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 25 March 2024
Number of pages 374
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Daniel Blau
Dimensions 22.5 x 28 cm
Weight 300 g


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Daniel Blau opened his gallery for modern and contemporary art in Munich in 1990 and specializes in works on paper and early photography.