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    DescriptionThe transformation of man to beast is a central aspect of traditional pagan rituals that are centuries old and which celebrate the seasonal cycle, fertility, life and death. Each year, throughout Europe, from Scotland to Bulgaria, from Finland to Italy, from Portugal to Greece via France, Switzerland and Germany, people literally put themselves into the skin of the 'savage', in masquerades that stretch back centuries. By becoming a bear, a goat, a stag or a wild boar, a man of straw, a devil or a monster with jaws of steel, these people celebrate the cycle of life and of the seasons. Their costumes, made of animal skins or of plants, and decorated with bones, encircled with bells, and capped with horns or antlers, amaze us with their extraordinary diversity and prodigious beauty. Work on this project took photographer Charles Freger to eighteen European countries in search of the mythological figure of the Wild Man: Austria, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Croatia, Finland, Romania and the UK.

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    Wilder Mann
    The Image of the Savage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Fréger, By (author) Robert McLiam Wilson, Illustrated by Genevieve Gauckler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9781907893230
    ISBN 10: 1907893237

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    DC22: 779
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
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    BIC subject category V2: HRLF
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 625
    LC classification: TR
    BISAC V2.8: PHO004000
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011030
    DC23: 779.092
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    Thema V1.0: JBGB, AJC, AJCD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    164 colour photographs
    Dewi Lewis Publishing
    Imprint name
    Dewi Lewis Publishing
    Publication date
    16 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Charles Freger (b. 1975, Bourges, France) is recognised as one of Europe's leading young photographers. Based in Paris, his work has been devoted almost exclusively to portraiture, particularly the study of groups in uniform or costume. Freger is co-founder of the international group of artists POC (Piece of Cake).