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African Masks: From the Barbier-Mueller Collection (Art Flexi Series) [Paperback]

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Item description for African Masks: From the Barbier-Mueller Collection (Art Flexi Series) by Iris Hahner, Maria Kecskesi, Laszlo Vajda, Iwein Fuld, Steve Leialoha, Marta Rondon & David Mungello...

Now available in a flexi edition, this beautiful volume presents nearly 250 of the finest African masks from the incomparable Barbier-Mueller collection, which is unique in its vast number of masterpieces and wide geographic scope.

The book includes one hundred color 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 constructed, 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 practiced today.





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Pages   287
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   2.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2007
Publisher   Prestel Publishing
ISBN  3791338072  
ISBN13  9783791338071  


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African Masks: The Barbier-Mueller Collection  Sep 2, 2005
Great overview of all African masks, with intelligent background and supportive material. Not just a picture book or rehash of oft-repeated images. Really a book to be used and absorbed.. It will be a great help.
 
Best there is for collectors & lovers of African art  Nov 2, 2004
I bought the hardcover version of this & it is well worth the additional expense because the photos are excellent in quality & number. The printing of the photos is of a very high quality. The book is well organized by region & tribes; since many tribes do not adhere to modern borders. I also bought THE TRIBAL ARTS OF AFRICA it is very good but the organization is poor (by region & country) and the descriptions for the smaller photos are not in the same order as the photos, so one has to really search to find out what one is looking at. Whereas the variety and great quality of the photos in AFRICAN MASKS enabled me to definitively identify a mask I acquired 30 years ago. If you collect or love viewing West African carvings I recommend investing in the hardcover version.
 
African Masks  Feb 2, 2000
This is the best book I have found on the psychology and understanding of African masks. Just fantastic, worth the money. 80% color plates, brief outline of basic African mask types and their interpretation, grouped by region and by style.
 
African Masks  Feb 2, 2000
This is the best book I have found on the psychology and understanding of African masks. Just fantastic, worth the money. 80% color plates, brief outline of basic African mask types and their interpretation, grouped by region and by style.
 
African Masks from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, Geneva  Dec 17, 1999
First-rate, high quality throughout, this volume does what a book of this type should do: packs in plenty of color plates of the masks, and shows them being worn (in black-and-white in situ photos) on the accompanying left-hand pages of the spreads. The collection is far-ranging and, though it cannot include every type of mask, it does manage to convey the incredible variety, richness and paradoxical sophistication of this art form. Highly recommended.
 

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