Masks. Metamorphoses of the Face

ISBN: 9783775724166 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2009 Editură: Hatje Cantz Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 52 Stoc: La comandă

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As long as humankind has needed ritual, theater and dialogue, it has fashioned and deployed masks.

Modern art's relationship with masks underwent a transformation in the late nineteenth century, as Japanese and African mask craft penetrated the European consciousness; prior to this, though, they could be found in any artist's studio, where they served as models for the execution of a portrait.

Even death masks (e.g. of Napoleon, Gericault, Beethoven) were collected, for their phrenological and artistic qualities.

The book comes together with an Audio CD. This guided audio tour elaborates the perennial strangeness of the mask, using over 40 examples deriving from various cultures and dating from between 1860 and 1930. Literary commentary on the subject, by writers such as Oscar Wilde ("Give [a man] a mask, and he will tell you the truth") and Claude Levi-Strauss (whose "The Way of Masks" remains a basic text on the subject), complete the tour.

The accompanying book presents annotated works by, among others, Rodin, Paul Gauguin and Arnold Bocklin, in large-format color illustrations.


Limba
Engleza
Data Publicarii
2009
Editura
Hatje Cantz
Inaltime
22.2
Latime
22.2
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
52
Subtitlu
From Rodin to Picasso
Isbn 13
9783775724166
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