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On Demsey Bob drool t al masks I have seen but never could afford Set the tone of my In Pursuit of a Princess education Stunning collection of 75 contemporary Northwest coast masks by 23 artists Probably the best book on contemporary but traditionally inspired pacific northwest coast ar. Dance the dancer will open the outer mask to reveal another one insideThe introduction by Gary Wyatt outlines the place of art inside Northwest Coast societies and the place of Northwest Coast art in the outside art world He alsoxplains the importance meaning and ceremonial use of masks Each mask is accompanied by the artist's own words describing its creation and meanin.
I first looked at Native masks in the 1970 s at The Canadian Embassy in London and got hooked on Demsey Bob I have been fascinated with the masking traditions of The Northwest Coast First people This has masks by the legendary Freda Diesling Beau Dick Robert Davids. As performed at feasts and potlatches or at winter ceremonies held by secret societies Some masks Second Time Loving embody mythology or history Others depict shamanicxperiences or are portrait masks that represent personal xperience The most laborate are transformation masks which are used to display the transition from one form to another such as Wolf to Human At the high point of the.
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Mostly a picture book but the photography is fantastic I have had some great opportunities to Dark Awakening experience the cultures of Northwest Coast tribes and this book is a beautiful introduction to one aspect of their cultures I have the 1995 first Americandition Since. These breathtakingly beautiful and powerful masks depict creatures such as Eagle or Killer Whale natural lements and forces such as Moon or Weather humans and supernatural beings such as Thunderbird or the Chief of the Undersea Masks are an important part of ceremonlal life on the Northwest Coast; they make the supernatural world visible and bring it to life in dance dram.