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Beijing opera costumes : the visual communication of character and culture

Author: Alexandra B Bonds
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beijing Opera Costumes is the first in-depth English-language book focused exclusively on the costumes ofJingju, the highest form of stage arts in China. This comprehensive volume provides both theory and analysis of the costumes and the method oftheir selection for the roles as well as technical information on embroidery, patterns, and construction. Extensive descriptions illuminate the use of colors and surface  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra B Bonds
ISBN: 9780824829568 0824829565
OCLC Number: 177064237
Description: xix, 350 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The world of traditional Jingju --
2. The world of traditional Jingju costumes --
3. The form and historical roots of costumes --
4. The symbolism and application of color --
5. The aesthetics and meanings of the embroidered imagery --
6. The costume compendium --
7. Makeup, hair and headdresses --
8. Dressing techniques and costume plots.
Responsibility: Alexandra B. Bonds.
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Focuses on the costumes of Jingju, the highest form of stage arts in China. This comprehensive volume provides both theory and analysis of the costumes and the method of their selection for the roles  Read more...

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