Harry N. Abrams, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #309587
The catalogue of an exhibition at the St. Louis Museum of Art. 400 illustrations, 200 in color. From Darth Vader to African shamen. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A large, heavy book.
From Palaeothic times to the present, people have used masks to add power and mystery to religious rituals, warfare and entertainment. This companion volume to the 1999-2000 exhibtion at The Saint Louis Museum of Art provides a cultural history of these artefacts.