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Body Art

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ISBN-10: 0500204209

ISBN-13: 9780500204207

Edition: 2014

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This informed and accessible book explores the wide-ranging history of body art, from its expression of tribal affinities and cultural identity to its role in theatricality, criminality, and beautifying the body, as well as its influence on contemporary artists.Seven thematic chapters explore the extraordinary diversity of body arts practiced worldwide, both past and present. These range from the role of body art in traditional societies around the world, from Nigeria to Amazonia, Samoa, and New Guinea and from the past through the twentieth century. The theatricality of body is considered in a range of stages including the masquerades in West Africa, the Japanese Noh theater, the drag…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English