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Title : Maske
Authors : Phyllis Galembo
Publisher : Chris Boot
Year : 2010
ISBN-13 : 9781905712175
Language : English

Description :
Phyllis Galembo's Maske collects 108 thrilling carnival photographs from Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Zambia and Haiti.
In magnificent color shots, Galembo's subjects pose in striped bodysuits that cover the entire body, including the face; or outfits made entirely of bunched greenery; or a lacquered wooden mask topped with a headdress featuring full-body models of other characters; or an oversize misshapen animal head and plywood wings.
The carnival characters, rooted in African religion and spirituality, are presented in chapters organized by tribal or carnival tradition and are accompanied by Galembo's personal commentary, shedding light on the characters and costumes portrayed, and on the events in which they play a pivotal role.
Maske by Phyllis Galembo is a serious contribution to ethnographic study, a photo-essay about fashion and an assembly of superb images.

Available at :
Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.jp

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