African Masks (Hardcover)

The Barbier-Mueller Collection

By Iris Hahner-Herzog, Lazlo Vajda, Maria Kecskesi

Prestel, 9783791318066, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1998

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/25/2010)

List Price: 65.00*
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The book includes one hundred colour plates accompanied by in-depth descriptions, as well as numerous black-and-white photographs of the masks as they are used in religious and secular ceremonies. An introductory text by renowned scholars describes how the masks are made, examines their significance in African culture and offers insight into the universal practice of masquerading. A unique contribution to the literature on African art, this book is also a wonderful introduction to countless fascinating, age-old spiritual traditions still practised today.