Описание: Presents the Samurai armour collection of the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum in Dallas, Texas. Offering a look into the world of the Samurai warrior, this book begins with an introduction. It consists of a catalogue of objects, concentrating on 120 significant works in the collection.
Описание: Since ancient times the shield has had a variety of uses whether as a defensive or more rarely offensive weapon or as a decorative or ritual object invested with symbolic meaning. Drawing on the collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva this book examines the literary and mythological aspects of shields from Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania, placing them in historical context and interpreting them as beautiful objects with a language of their own.
Автор: Hahner-Herzog I Название: African Masks Hb ISBN: 3791318063 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783791318066 Издательство: Prestel Publishing Limited Цена: 4944 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Название: Balinese masks ISBN: 0794600751 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780794600754 Издательство: Tuttle Цена: 3568 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Take a visual and spiritual journey into the drama of Balinese culture with this stunning introduction to Balinese masks. Readers will enjoy the beautiful photographs as they learn about the cultural, historical, and religious significance of Balinese masks, many of which have never been seen by the public. Photographed at private collections and museums, the masks presented here will take readers on a journey into the sacred rituals of Bali.
Описание: Covering images of African masks alongside contemporary African art, this book offers look at the role of the mask in African culture. Based on an exhibition of 180 masks - more than 100 from the collection at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium - it offers a fresh interpretation of the mask as the universal object.
Описание: In the Mexican states of Puebla and Veracruz, old masked dances have survived in isolated mountain regions. These dances include wonderful masks of humans and animals, masks with beautiful, comic, or wicked faces. Created by Indigenous master carvers, mascareros, these masks and puppets appear during religious fiestas. Over 700 vivid color photos reveal these masks and puppets in all their glory. The thoroughly researched text answers the questions about who made these beautiful works of art, who these dance characters are, and the nature of the religion they represent. The Spanish conquerors strove to convert the Indian inhabitants of Mexico to Christianity. However, these converts secretly retained important deities from earlier times to accompany Christian elements, creating a poetic blend of beliefs. Given that these indigenous peoples have suffered many injustices, the masks, puppets, and dance dramas reflect many unresolved societal tensions along with veiled wishes for divine justice.
Описание: With lavish photographs and fascinating first-person interviews, the worlds’s leading expert on the Guro culture examines the artistic accomplishments of this african people.
Автор: Blanc, Dominique Hauterives, Arnaud D` Geoffroy-sc Название: Masks of the Himalayas ISBN: 8874395191 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788874395194 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 3713 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Spanning all religious influences in the Himalayan region - Hindu and Buddhist, animist and shamanic - and covering the area from Ladakh to Indian Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh, and Tibet, this book deals with the subject of the Himalayan mask.
Название: Spirits Speak (African Masks) minis ISBN: 3791335855 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783791335858 Издательство: Prestel Publishing Limited Рейтинг: Цена: 618 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A mini book on African masks, designed to inform and entertain.
Автор: Chandavij & Pramualratana Название: Thai Puppets & Khon Masks ISBN: 9748225232 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789748225234 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Цена: 3094 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Elaborately, gilded masks worn by dancers performing in the popular Ramayana dance drama are an enduring symbol of Thai culture. Since their introduction
in the late eighteenth century, many hundreds of thousands of masks have been produced by skilled craftsmen. Less well-known as an art form, the history of Thai puppetry dates back
to the 17th century Ayutthaya when large, metre-high puppets were used to relate popular folk tales.
Today practitioners of this art form are becoming scarce, as are the finely
crafted puppets themselves.
Название: Masks & Facades: Olaf Martens ISBN: 3897900173 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783897900172 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Цена: 4813 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: The international public's fascination with St Petersburg seemingly attained its zenith in May 2003, when the city celebrated its tricentenary - but it is bound to reach new heights. The photographer Olaf Martens has focused on it for some years now - continually redesigning, seeking and inventing his perspective on it. Masks & Facades reveals this perfectionist's excitingly broad range. Precisely constructed pictorial universes which nonetheless ironically question the assumptions of the city with all its beauty, brilliance and arrogantly staged bid for metropolitan status - which would evade the grasp of the specialist limited to fashion, erotic or human-interest photography. 'To realize a picture rather than make a copy is the aim in this approach,' as Klaus Honnef, an art historian, puts it in his contribution to this book. The photographer has succeeded in 'even integrating the unforeseeable in his calculations'. In the pictorial universe that is Martens's St Petersburg everything is beautiful and picturesque in an artificial way. Viewers only notice that something isn't quite right after subjecting it to closer scrutiny.' Like the photographer who has found his inspiration in this magnificent metropolis, they are sure to succumb to the 'ceaseless oscillation between appearances and reality' representing a 'symbiosis of exuberant lust for life, exaggerated artificiality and whitewashed decay' that is St Petersburg.
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