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Author: Karl Gröning; Ferdinand Anton; Lorna Dale; et al
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The decoration of the human body is one of the oldest art forms known to man. This volume presents some of the finest examples of body painting, scarring and tattooing, past and present, from all  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Gröning; Ferdinand Anton; Lorna Dale; et al
ISBN: 0500283281 9780500283288
OCLC Number: 50076985
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translation of: Geschmückte Haut.
"Previously published in the USA under the title Body Decoration"--Title page verso.
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 33 cm
Contents: Preface / Ernst Fuchs --
Foreword / Elizabeth Reichel-Dolmatoff --
1. In the beginning : the magic of colours --
Rock art in the Sahara --
Painted idols of the Neolithic age --
Cosmetic arts under the pharaohs --
Make-up in classical times --
2. Ancient America : art for gods, men and spirits --
Fertile women and demanding spirits --
Helpful gods, destructive gods --
Precious textiles and clay idols for the ancestors --
3. North America : portraits of a great past --
'Wild' in the West, 'civilized' in the East --
Colour meanings : symbols of success and victory --
Ritual dances on the Missouri --
The painter as historian and chronicler of a dying nation --
The warrior societies of the prairie Indians --
Th portrayal of foreigners : illusion and reality in European thought --
The affluent society of the North-West coast Indians --
The Anasazi and their tradition --
4. Mythical South America --
Festivals : milestones in life --Ceremonial decoration and ritual painting : the theatre of fantasy --
Filigree costumes made of soft lines, rectangles and stripes --
Birds' wings on his face make him ruler of the air --
Initiation markings --
The delicate engraved style of the Indians on the Ucayali in Peru's Eastern rain forest --
An imperial marriage : prelude to the exploration of the Brazilian interior. 5. The intoxication of colours : the peoples of Oceania --
New Guinea : decoration follows strict conventions --
Ceremonial decorations indicate wealth and position --
Colour symbolism and patterns of face-painting --
Decoration and paint : sacred power for men and plants --
Unmistakable ornaments : symbols of higher beings --
Protective clay : symbol of mourning and death --
New Britain : island of masks --
New Ireland : Malanggan symbols --
Tattooing and inlaid work : art on the Solomons --
Vanuatu : painting shows who you are --
Masters of the tattooist's art : the Polynesians --
Marks of prestige, mourning and obligation --
Moko : decoration, sign of rank and coat of arms --
Lines carved on the skin --
6. Australia : the secret of the rainbow snake --
Body decoration : an essential component of rituals --
Introduction to the sacred knowledge --
Sacred centres of the dream time : birthplaces of the spirit children --
Wondjina and Mimi spirits : Aboriginal rock paintings. 7. Africa : the diversity of shapes, the power of colours --
Red : the colour of life and death --
White : a link with the supernatural --
Stylization : the human and non-human worlds --
Permanent amulets : the tattoos of Berber women --
The Siyala : decoration and Talisman of female fertility --
The Wodabe bridegrooms' parade : male beauty contest --
Surma stick-fights in Ethiopia : duels as conflict management --
Attributes of recognition among the Mursi and Bumi --
The transient art of the Ethiopian Karo --
Symbols of fulfilment, social values and ideals --
Lifelong markings : testimony to personal experience --
Living sculptures : variations of an ancient theme --
The fantastic 'uniforms' of the Nuba --
Unlimited power of expression --
The rules of colour : a man's career --
Bizarre facial decorations --
Prescribed patterns and shades of colour : women's markings --
Festive Dinka and Surma painting --
The 'pearls' of the Shilluk and the Punu --
The Samburu and the Kikuyu : tradition and change --
Symbol of youth : Masai body decoration --
Marriage and the end of youth --
Royal decorations of the Mangbetu --
'Dying and growing up' : the Xhosa and the Fingo --
Ife bronze heads --
Yoruba : the body as reflection of inner qualities --
Luluwa : the marks of dignity, hope and vitality --
Painted bodies, painted walls : living art forms among the Loma. 8. A world of symbols : India, Nepal, Indonesia --
Marks on the forehead --
Striving for perfection --
Mehndi beautifies brides --
Pictures of gods --
Children as deities --
Symbolic make-up of the Kathakali Dance Theatre --
The Gond : pictures of the sun and moon --
The art of tattooing in Kutch --
Dots and figurative symbols --
Last representatives of an ancient culture : the Andamanese --
Colour of life, colour of light --
Mentawai : beauty is the souls' delight --
Male and female decoration --
9. The 'painted face' of China : Peking opera make-up --
The actor as theatre --
Different patterns for different types of character --
The monkey king Sun Wu-kung : a popular symbol in Chinese mythology --
Red face and black beard : general Guan Yu --
10. Japan : painted skin, decorated bodies --
Geishas : precious flowers on the fringe of society --
Kabuki make-up : colours of heroes and villains --
The female impersonator is the star of kabuki --
Body decoration in prehistoric Japan --
The Ainu women of Hokkaido --
From stigma to ornamentation --
Nihon irezumi : beauty contest and high art --
Tradition in modernity : the photographs of Hideki Fujii --
11. The Western world today : seeking the source --
Body-paintings as improvisation, polished artistic composition and perfect optical illusion --
Colour brings out the inner person --
Body art : hope of a reconciliation between art and life --
Punks : colourful despair --
Tattooing : the hot needle under the skin --
Conflicting emotions : demonstrators and fans --
Carnival : a short scherzo --
Make-up : part camouflage, part identification --
The microcosm of clowns --
The imaginative power of make-up in the theatre.
Other Titles: Geschmückte Haut.
World survey of body art
Responsibility: [edited by] Karl Gröning ; texts by Ferdinand Anton ... [et al. ; translated from the German by Lorna Dale].

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