tells the remarkable
story of how a previously sleepy Balinese fishing village on the
Indian Ocean was transformed -- within a brief modern period of
about 30 years -- into the number one visitor destination in this
vast archipelago-nation we know as Indonesia. It is a look at Kuta's
easy-going past and a zany present replete with culture, surfers,
hippies and adventurers.
KUTA AND KUTA or KUTA DAN KUTA,
is the third book in a new trilogy of books recently created about
South Bali. It was published by the Yayasan Bali Purnati and is
a sequel title to two previous books published about Sanur (Sanur,
The Birthplace of Bali Style, launched in Sanur on 4 September,
2005) and Ubud (Ubud Is A Mood, which was released in the Sping
The Kuta book was directed
and designed by Leonard Lueras, photographed by Jason Childs, Christopher
Leggett and Lueras, and written by Jeremy Allan, Bruce Carpenter,
Richard Flax, Von and Evie Hatch, Kevin Lovett and Peter Steenbergen.
It is an anthological compendium of Kuta-area history and Kuta today,
complete with rare archival graphics and personal photographic looks
at the Kuta of today.