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African Masks: From the Barbier-Mueller Collection
     

African Masks: From the Barbier-Mueller Collection

by Iris Hahner, Lazlo Vajda, Maria Kecskesi
 

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The book includes one hundred colour plates accompanied by in-depth descriptions, as well as numerous black-and-white photographs of the masks as they are used in religious and secular ceremonies. An introductory text by renowned scholars describes how the masks are made, examines their significance in African culture and offers insight into the universal practice

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The book includes one hundred colour plates accompanied by in-depth descriptions, as well as numerous black-and-white photographs of the masks as they are used in religious and secular ceremonies. An introductory text by renowned scholars describes how the masks are made, examines their significance in African culture and offers insight into the universal practice of masquerading. A unique contribution to the literature on African art, this book is also a wonderful introduction to countless fascinating, age-old spiritual traditions still practised today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791338071
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
601,640
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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