Eberhard FischerISBN: 978-3-7913-3941-2;
This monograph with a capital M - at over 500 pages and with 400 color illustrations - presents an exhaustive look at mask culture in "Guro" society. Fischer (former director, Museum Rietberg, Zurich) takes an ethnographic approach to his research on "Guro" masks, discussing how they are used in performances and what they represent to the "Guro" people. Fischer also focuses on the early "Guro" masters of mask carving and living sculptors. Some of the most fascinating chapters combine artist interviews and photographs to document carving techniques. Fischer translates and expands his earlier Die Kunst der "Guro", Elfenbeink?ste; both books are based on fieldwork in "Guro" from 1975 and 1984. Other good publications that examine African masks include Peter Stepan's Spirits Speak: A Celebration of African Masks and Iris Hahner-Herzog and others' African Masks: The Barbier-Mueller Collection, but none focuses so thoroughly on the "Guro" people as Fischer's book. Формат: 24,5 см...