Carnival Masks of Venice: A Photographic Essay

Carnival Masks of Venice: A Photographic Essay

by JC Brown
     
 

Every February, Venice becomes a living theater as residents and tourists alike take to the canals and streets in fabulous costumes for one of the major events of the year. The tradition of wearing a mask to hide your identity and allow you to misbehave with impunity is ancient, but only in Venice is the tradition kept so alive today. This pictorial essay on the… See more details below

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Every February, Venice becomes a living theater as residents and tourists alike take to the canals and streets in fabulous costumes for one of the major events of the year. The tradition of wearing a mask to hide your identity and allow you to misbehave with impunity is ancient, but only in Venice is the tradition kept so alive today. This pictorial essay on the disguises that characterize Carnival will delight and inspire by examining the history of the event and providing a clear explanation of the different types of mask in use. With 125 exceptionally beautiful photographs, all presented with the highest of production standards, this exquisite record is a true treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904332831
Publisher:
Artists and Photographers Press Limited
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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