The rituals are centuries old and celebrate the seasonal cycle, fertility, life, and death. People literally put themselves into the skin of the "savage," in masquerades that stretch back centuries. By becoming a bear, a goat, a stag, a wild boar, a man of straw, a devil, or a monster with jaws of steel, these people celebrate the cycle of life and seasons. The costumes amaze with their extraordinary diversity and prodigious beauty. Work on this project took leading French photographer Charles Fréger to eighteen European countries in search of the mythological figure of the Wild Man.
|Publisher:||Lewis, Dewi Publishing|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Charles Fréger: Charles Fréger is one of the most important representatives of young French photography. He devotes his work almost exclusively to portraiture to the poetic and anthropological representation of social groups such as athletes, school children, the armed forces, etc.
Robert McLiam Wilson: Robert McLiam Wilson is a Northern Irish novelist. In 2003, he was named by Granta magazine as one of 20 "Best of Young British Novelists"."Ripley Bogle" won the Rooney Prize and the Hughes Prize in 1989, and a Betty Trask Award and the Irish Book Awards in 1990.