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  • Author:
    RAINIER Chris
  • ISBN:
    9781683836452
  • Publication Date:
    01/11/2019
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    252
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    Insight Editions
  • Country of Publication:
Mask
Mask

Mask

Regular price $130.00
Unit price
per
  • Author:
    RAINIER Chris
  • ISBN:
    9781683836452
  • Publication Date:
    01/11/2019
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    252
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    Insight Editions
  • Country of Publication:
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    Mask presents a striking collection of rare masks steeped in ancient tradition, captured through the lens of one of the worlds most celebrated documentary photographers.

    Celebrated photographer Chris Rainier has documented indigenous and endangered cultures worldwide. What began as a focus on the masks of New Guineawhere modernity threatened to erase ancient rituals and culturesbecame an expansive journey to find and photograph traditional masks that has taken Rainier across six continents over the past thirty years.

    The result is this mesmerizing photographic collection of maskssome of them ancient, some newer, many hidden at the edges of the known world and rarely revealed to outsiders. Traditional masks are so often seen behind the glass of museum cabinets, divorced from their spiritual significance. But the masks in this collection are still being danced today, in countless cultures all over the world. Rainier conveys them pulsing with the rhythms of life, full of power and spiritual relevance.

    Through his stunning photographyat once mysterious and unguardedRainier takes us on a pilgrimage to experience masks and mask rituals: from those found at initiation rituals in Burkina Faso to Bn Buddhist masks long hidden in a Nepalese monastery in the high Himalayas, the raven and bear regalia of North American First Nation potlatches, and the terrifying, child-chasing Krampus masks of the Austrian Alps. Accompanying these striking images are a foreword by renowned essayist Pico Iyer, ethnographic notes from anthropologist Robert L. Welsch, and fascinating stories recounting Rainiers journeys to distant lands to preserve and celebrate these objects of beauty and power and the cultures that produce them.

    Featured in the August 2019 Art newsletter.
    To receive this newsletter regularly please email us with your name and contact details.

Product description

Mask presents a striking collection of rare masks steeped in ancient tradition, captured through the lens of one of the worlds most celebrated documentary photographers.

Celebrated photographer Chris Rainier has documented indigenous and endangered cultures worldwide. What began as a focus on the masks of New Guineawhere modernity threatened to erase ancient rituals and culturesbecame an expansive journey to find and photograph traditional masks that has taken Rainier across six continents over the past thirty years.

The result is this mesmerizing photographic collection of maskssome of them ancient, some newer, many hidden at the edges of the known world and rarely revealed to outsiders. Traditional masks are so often seen behind the glass of museum cabinets, divorced from their spiritual significance. But the masks in this collection are still being danced today, in countless cultures all over the world. Rainier conveys them pulsing with the rhythms of life, full of power and spiritual relevance.

Through his stunning photographyat once mysterious and unguardedRainier takes us on a pilgrimage to experience masks and mask rituals: from those found at initiation rituals in Burkina Faso to Bn Buddhist masks long hidden in a Nepalese monastery in the high Himalayas, the raven and bear regalia of North American First Nation potlatches, and the terrifying, child-chasing Krampus masks of the Austrian Alps. Accompanying these striking images are a foreword by renowned essayist Pico Iyer, ethnographic notes from anthropologist Robert L. Welsch, and fascinating stories recounting Rainiers journeys to distant lands to preserve and celebrate these objects of beauty and power and the cultures that produce them.

Featured in the August 2019 Art newsletter.
To receive this newsletter regularly please email us with your name and contact details.