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    Maske (Hardback) By (author) Phyllis Galembo, By (author) Chika Okeke-Agulu

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    DescriptionThe clothes we wear invariably telegraph information about our identity, our place in society and the stories we wish to convey about ourselves. The fantastically colorful costumes specific to African and Caribbean rituals and celebrations go several steps further, transforming ordinary people into mythic figures and magicians, tricksters and gods, and symbolizing the roles their wearers play in the ancient dramas that form the cornerstones of their cultural heritage. Phyllis Galembo began photographing the characters and costumes of African masquerade in Nigeria in 1985, and since then she has continued developing her theme throughout Africa and the Caribbean. This volume 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" is a serious contribution to ethnographic study, a photo-essay about fashion and an assembly of superb images.


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    Title
    Maske
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phyllis Galembo, By (author) Chika Okeke-Agulu
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 221 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905712175
    ISBN 10: 1905712170
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    Libri: ENGM3500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    B&T Approval Code: A33801500
    BISAC V2.8: PHO004000
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    B&T Approval Code: A06306400
    BISAC V2.8: PHO019000
    BIC subject category V2: 1H
    DC22: 779.9391
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011030, PHO009000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TR647 .G354 2010
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AJC, NHH, AJCD
    Edition statement
    About Fashion a.
    Illustrations note
    107 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    CHRIS BOOT
    Imprint name
    CHRIS BOOT
    Publication date
    18 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London