Sven A. Kirsten avec Tiki Modern
A follow-up to 'Book of Tiki', this book brings together the two retro trends of mid-century modernism and Tiki style. It shows us how primitivism and modernism were two sides of the same coin in the 1950s and 60s.
Sven Kirsten was conceived on a freighter of his grandfather's Hamburg-Chicago Line. Following the call of the big world, he moved to California at the age of 25. Kirsten studied at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and began shooting music videos in the late 1980s for The Cramps, Tom Waits, Sergio Mendes and others. After years of hunting down pieces of the puzzle of Polynesian Pop, Kirsten has developed a singular insight into the Cult of Tiki and has become the country's most eminent Tiki archaeologist.