South Pacific: the beauty of a paradise lost captured through 150 extraordinary photographs taken in the early '30s by Austrian writer and ethnographer Hugo Bernatzik. Bernatzik travelled for over a year, between 1932 and 1933, to the Solomon Islands, New Guinea and Bali. A large and careful selection of the best photographs, reproduced here in duotone and in large format, has been made for South Pacific. The images reproduced in the book have to be appreciated especially for their high aesthetic value and their capacity to bring to life the spirit of the peoples portrayed. An astounding series of portraits gives us an idea of the wonderful adornments worn by the people of the South Seas.