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African masks : the Barbier-Mueller collection

Author: Iris Hahner-Herzog; Maria Kecskési; László Vajda; John William Gabriel; Collection Barbier-Müller.
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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African Masks surveys 248 of the finest examples of masks from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, of which 100 are reproduced in stunning color illustrations. Leading scholars on African art describe the masks' historical and religious functions, and their symbolic significance.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Hahner-Herzog; Maria Kecskési; László Vajda; John William Gabriel; Collection Barbier-Müller.
ISBN: 9783791338071 3791338072
OCLC Number: 768489276
Language Note: Translated from the German by John W. Gabriel.
Notes: This translation originally published: 1998.
Description: 36, 287 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements / Jean Paul Barbier --
Preface / Christoph Vitali --
Map of Ethnic Groups --
"I Am Not Myself" / Maria Kecskesi and Lazlo Vajda --
Notes / Iris Hahner --
Catalogue: masks from the Barbier-Mueller Collection.
Other Titles: Afrikanische Masken aus der Sammlung Barbier-Mueller.
Responsibility: by Iris Hahner, Maria Kecskési, and László Vajda.

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Includes one hundred colour plates accompanied by descriptions, as well as black-and-white photographs of the masks as they are used in religious and secular ceremonies. This work contains an  Read more...

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