Spirits Speak: A Celebration of African Masks, Hardcover – October 1, 2005 by, Peter Stepan & Iris Hahner, Hardcover: 185 pages, Publisher: Prestel (October 1, 2005), Language: English, ISBN-10: 3791332287, ISBN-13: 978-3791332284,Product Dimensions: 10 x 1 x 13 inches
Spirits Speak presents a selection of the most important African masks found in major museums and renowned private collections around the globe: an overview such as has never been compiled in this way before. Artistic mastery, charisma, age and authenticity were paramount selection criteria with only the very best examples representing each well-known mask type. An introductory essay elucidates the conceptual intricacies and varying functions of the masks and sweeps away deep-rooted misunderstandings. Enlightening commentaries offer background information about the function and origins of each mask's use within the ethnic groups from which they originate, and a foldout map places them in their original geographical context.
Used but as new.