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The Art of Transformation


224 Pages, 9.5 x 12.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $59.95 (US $59.95) (CA $80.95)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9783868325225

Rights: US & CA

Wienand Verlag (Jan 2020)

Price: $59.95


Masks have fascinated for thousands of years; since the genesis of the notion of the supernatural, they have existed in all cultures and allow the wearer to transmute into another form of existence. Their cultural significance has changed over time, but what does the mask mean today–in rites, theatre, and society? And how do masks inspire the visual arts? This volume shows how artistic positions, ranging from Dada, Surrealism, Expressionism, and contemporary art, focus on the mask.

Author Biography

Barbara J. Scheuermann is Head of Graphic Collection and Curator of Contemporary Art for Kunstmuseum Bonn.