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Simmons, D. R.

Overview
Works: 107 works in 265 publications in 2 languages and 3,940 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Portraits  Folklore  Gazetteers  Tanka  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other
Classifications: N7410, 709.011099
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by D. R Simmons
Art of the Pacific by Brian Brake( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori, Polynesian and Melanesian art in New Zealand museums
Whakairo : Māori tribal art by D. R Simmons( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes and illustrates the differences, subtle and profound, between the carving styles of the tribes, and examines the work of each tribal group in depth
Ta moko : the art of Māori tattoo by D. R Simmons( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ta Moko is an outstanding work of Maori scholarship. The art of Maori tattoo has always been regarded with fascination, and this was one of the first comprehensive books on the subject
Iconography of New Zealand Māori religion by D. R Simmons( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Māori history & place names of Hawke's Bay by J. D. H Buchanan( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Māori carving illustrated by W. J Phillipps( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives origins and meanings of the basic shapes and patterns in Maori carving, using many photographs to illustrate the text. This revised version remains an essential souce of information for those wanting an introduction to the history and development of carving in New Zealand
The great New Zealand myth : a study of the discovery and origin traditions of the Māori by D. R Simmons( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Customs and habits of the New Zealanders, 1838-42 by Louis Catherin Servant( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rarity of an unprejudiced account of the manners and customs of the Maoris in the period of initial European contact emphasises the importance of Father Servant's manuscript, presented for the first time in its entirety. An honest and accurate observer, and with remarkably little European or Christian bias, this Marist missionary has recorded the life, customs and beliefs of the Maoris he encountered during his four years in the Hokianga. Isolated in a French Catholic Mission station with little contact with other Europeans, Father Servant was able to devote himself entirely to the Maori people and communicate them in their own language. Father Servant's manuscript, discovered by Mr D.R. Simmons in the Marist Archives in Rome, has been translated by Dr. J. Glasgow, formerly of Auckland University and edited by Mr. Simmons, himself an experienced ethnologist. A foreword and notes explain the value of the manuscript as a document which will fascinate ethnologist, anthropologist and layman alike"--Jacket
Te Maori : treasures of the Maori by Brian Brake( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Māori meeting house = Te whare rūnanga by D. R Simmons( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Whare Runanga describes the history of the Maori meeting house. It details how the use of this building has developed from pre-European times to the present. Highly illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs. It describes how changes in building materials, decoration and the social life of the iwi has affected this most important building. Table of contents: * The significance of the meeting house on its marae (the development of the marae, the place of the marae in a changing culture) * Whare tipuna, the ancestor house (Carved houses) * The form and shape of the house (Tane, Tiki and Hinenuitepo. Reading the house, the importance of surface decoration on the carvings, tukutuku) * The tapu threshold (Major themes portrayed on the lintels) * The ceremonial meeting of tribes and peoples * Indexes (Marae, houses, tribes and hapu, carvers, ancestors portrayed)
The carved pare : a Māori mirror of the universe by D. R Simmons( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moko rangatira : Māori tattoo by Ko Te Riria( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of Maori artefacts in the museums of Canada and the United States of America by D. R Simmons( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maori hei-tiki by H. D Skinner( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Māori tattoo by Ko Te Riria( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Craftsmanship in Polynesia by Otago Museum( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ngā tau rere = An anthology of ancient Māori poetry( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Maori and English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the Māori by James Cowan( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori Auckland by D. R Simmons( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeting-houses of the Ngāti Porou area of Te Tai Rāwhiti : an illustrated guide by D. R Simmons( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated history of Te Tai Rāwhiti area is the most complete and detailed record of former and existing meeting-houses of Ngāti Porou, which covers the region from the north of Gisborne to the East Cape. It is the result of over 30 years research by scholar David Simmons and goes beyond existing studies of ceremonial house exteriors to investigate those with little, if any, decorative features and those with completely carved interiors. Over 300 black and white photos of carvings held in local and international museums and private collections are examined, uncovering the rich history of master carvers, carving practices and the communities that call these places home
 
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Ta moko : the art of Māori tattoo
Alternative Names
David Simmons (ethnologist) etnoloog uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1930-2015)

Simmons D. R.

Simmons, D.R. 1930-

Simmons, David

Simmons, David 1930-

Simmons, David (David R.)

Simmons, David R. 1930-

Simmons, David Roy 1930-

Languages
English (122)

Maori (2)

Covers
The Māori history & place names of Hawke's BayMāori carving illustratedThe carved pare : a Māori mirror of the universeMoko rangatira : Māori tattooNgā tau rere = An anthology of ancient Māori poetryMeeting-houses of the Ngāti Porou area of Te Tai Rāwhiti : an illustrated guide