Hawai`i has long been the inspiration for works of art by artists of widely divergent cultural backgrounds and points of view. Encounters is the most comprehensive examination of the various artistic visions of Hawai`i. Spanning a period of 163 years, the 160 pieces included in this volume are representative of collections not only in Hawai`i, but also in many other countries. In perusing this volume, readers will renew their understanding of early Western perceptions of the culture, society, and historical events encountered in the islands. Hardcover, 285 pages, 1992.