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Masks and Masking: Faces of Tradition and Belief Worldwide by Gary Edson

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Publisher : McFarland
Binding : Paperback
Pages : 267
Publication Date : 9/22/2009
Condition : BRAND NEW
For at least 20,000 years, masking has been a mark of cultural evolution and an indication of magical-religious sophistication in society. This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the mask as a powerful cultural phenomenon--a means by which human groupings attempted to communicate their dignity and sense of purpose, as well as establish a continuum between the natural and supernatural worlds. It addresses the distinctive environments within which masks flourished, and analyzes the mask as a manifestation of art, ethnology and anthropology.