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Mask makers and their craft : an illustrated worldwide study

Author: Deborah Bell
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the motivations and challenges of artists working to bring the traditional methods and conventions of mask making. Topics include the ways in which mask artists and performers maintain a sense of universality despite varying customs; and the ways in which traditional approaches in mask artistry continue to influence commercial mask performance ventures"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Bell
ISBN: 9780786443994 0786443995
OCLC Number: 645708274
Description: xi, 236, [16] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The traditional mask in performance --
Describing and displaying the work of traditional mask makers --
Mask making techniques --
Insights of international mask makers --
Influences on mask making for contemporary masked performances --
Commercial mask makers and traditional mythic concepts --
New global directions for mask makers --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Deborah Bell.

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"This book explores the motivations and challenges of artists working to bring the traditional methods and conventions of mask making. Topics include the ways in which mask artists and performers maintain a sense of universality despite varying customs; and the ways in which traditional approaches in mask artistry continue to influence commercial mask performance ventures"--Provided by publisher.

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