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Decorated Skin - A World Survey of Body Art

£20.00

Product description

The decoration of the human body is one of the oldest art forms known to man. This volume presents some of the finest examples of body art of the past and present, taken from all over the globe. Anthropologists, specialising in the various geographical areas, provide commentaries to accompany the pictures which document body painting, and also the wide variety of scarring and tattooing techniques found throughout the world. This book is not only a documentation of historical art forms, but also an illustration of subtle processes of change and new present-day forms of artistic expression. Translated from the German.

Hardback book in good condition. Ends of spine and corners bumped. Small dents to bottom edges of boards. Top and bottom edges of text block discoloured. Dust jacket in fair condition. Ends of spine and corners bumped and chipped. 6cm tear near spine on front cover, sellotaped on inside. Front bottom right corner has 2 cm tear. Back top left corner of back flap has 2.5 cm tear. Creasing to corners and edges.

Item details

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33 cm x 26 cm
Author(s):
Groning, Karl
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500017751
ISBN-13:
9780500017753
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
Decorated Skin - A World Survey of Body Art

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The decoration of the human body is one of the oldest art forms known to man. This volume presents some of the finest examples of body art of the past and present, taken from all over the globe. Anthropologists, specialising in the various geographical areas, provide commentaries to accompany the pictures which document body painting, and also the wide variety of scarring and tattooing techniques found throughout the world. This book is not only a documentation of historical art forms, but also an illustration of subtle processes of change and new present-day forms of artistic expression. Translated from the German.

Hardback book in good condition. Ends of spine and corners bumped. Small dents to bottom edges of boards. Top and bottom edges of text block discoloured. Dust jacket in fair condition. Ends of spine and corners bumped and chipped. 6cm tear near spine on front cover, sellotaped on inside. Front bottom right corner has 2 cm tear. Back top left corner of back flap has 2.5 cm tear. Creasing to corners and edges.

Added value:
33 cm x 26 cm
Author(s):
Groning, Karl
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0500017751
ISBN-13:
9780500017753
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
Decorated Skin - A World Survey of Body Art

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