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Forman, Jennifer with photographs by Penton, Richard

Paperback 156pp, 85 black/white and 93 colour illustrations. Lutterworth Press 1999

ISBN 0 7188 2948 4

Maskwork is a valuable resource for the artist, lecturer or teacher working in the theatre, drama, dance, design and across the whole range of performing arts activities. This book is packed with ideas for those organising workshops for museums, galleries, youth and playgroups, festivals, carnivals, parties and fund-raising events, or for parents wanting something different to make with children at home. Maskwork blows away the dust of superstition and stereotype, so often associated with masks, and shows how great traditions of the past have relevance for us today.Every project gives useful background information before mask-making, and places the masks in their cultural, spiritual and social contexts. There are recommendations for further reading, a bibliography and an extensive index.The book is richly illustrated with photographs documenting mask-making techniques and illustrating original mask-making materials from many cultures of the world.

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