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The Resource Masks and masking : faces of tradition and belief worldwide, Gary Edson

Masks and masking : faces of tradition and belief worldwide, Gary Edson

Label
Masks and masking : faces of tradition and belief worldwide
Title
Masks and masking
Title remainder
faces of tradition and belief worldwide
Statement of responsibility
Gary Edson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Placing the mask in the context of humanity's evolution, this book argues that the mask should not be assessed in the service of any single function. Instead, the chapters provide a comprehensive understanding of the mask as a powerful cultural phenomenon - a means by which individual communities communicate their dignity and sense of purpose as they establish a continuum between the natural and supernatural worlds. Augmented with more than 100 detailed drawings, the book addresses the distinctive environments within which masks have flourished, and the mask is analyzed as a manifestation of art, ethnology and anthropology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edson, Gary
Dewey number
391.43409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN419.5
LC item number
.E36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Masks
  • Masks
  • Masks
  • Masks
Label
Masks and masking : faces of tradition and belief worldwide, Gary Edson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references p. (235-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Symbolic mutilation -- Substitute faces -- Cultural signs -- Ingenious expression -- Masks, magic, and power -- Mystic assumptions -- Masks as communal symbols -- Masks as couriers of myths -- Shape-shifting faces -- Somatic metamorphosis -- Dramatic apparitions -- Masking the other face
Control code
61854412
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780786421183
Isbn Type
(illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005010585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Masks and masking : faces of tradition and belief worldwide, Gary Edson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references p. (235-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Symbolic mutilation -- Substitute faces -- Cultural signs -- Ingenious expression -- Masks, magic, and power -- Mystic assumptions -- Masks as communal symbols -- Masks as couriers of myths -- Shape-shifting faces -- Somatic metamorphosis -- Dramatic apparitions -- Masking the other face
Control code
61854412
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780786421183
Isbn Type
(illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005010585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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