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Decorated Skin A World Survey of Body Art

£9.99

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Title: Decorated Skin A World Survey of Body Art

Author: Karl Groning

Body Painting, scarification, piercing and tattooing - since earliest times, humans have decorated their skin in endless ways and for fascinating reasons. In a wealth of unusual and exciting illustrations, Decorated Skin presents some of the finest examples of body art past and present, taken from all over the world. Ranging from Australia and Papua New Guinea to the Americas, Asia and of course, Africa, the book culminates with the Carnival ceremonies, clowns, mimes and dancers of the 'civilised world' - remnants of a tradition which has now re-emerged with dramatic force. A distinguished team of art historians, ethnologists and archaeologists provide enlightening commentaries to set the images in context, documenting the development of an extraordinarily broad spectrum of body art, and providing an astonishingly wide panorama of body decoration throughout the ages.

The book has 418 illustrations, 378 in colour, and 4 maps.

The book is in good condition throughout.

The book has stains along the outer page edges. The book has foxing along the upper page edges. The book has stains along the lower page edges.

The book has an illustrated front and rear cover.

The book has creases and minor bumping along the lower outer corner of the front cover.

The book has wear and tear along the upper outer corner of the front cover.

The book has wear and tear along the lower outer corner of the rear cover.

The book has wear and tear along the upper outer corner of the rear cover.

There is wear and tear long the upper edge of the spine.

There is wear and tear along the lower edge of the spine.

There are scratches along the spine.

There are scratches along the right hand edge closest to the spine on the rear cover.

There are scratches along the left hand edge closest to the outer edge of the front cover.

As can be seen from the pictures there are text and supporting pictures throughout.









Item details

Added value:
First Paperback edition 2001
Author(s):
Karl Groning
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
32.3 cm x 25 cm x 2 cm
Edition:
First Paperback edition 2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0500283281
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
Decorated Skin A World Survey of Body Art

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Title: Decorated Skin A World Survey of Body Art

Author: Karl Groning

Body Painting, scarification, piercing and tattooing - since earliest times, humans have decorated their skin in endless ways and for fascinating reasons. In a wealth of unusual and exciting illustrations, Decorated Skin presents some of the finest examples of body art past and present, taken from all over the world. Ranging from Australia and Papua New Guinea to the Americas, Asia and of course, Africa, the book culminates with the Carnival ceremonies, clowns, mimes and dancers of the 'civilised world' - remnants of a tradition which has now re-emerged with dramatic force. A distinguished team of art historians, ethnologists and archaeologists provide enlightening commentaries to set the images in context, documenting the development of an extraordinarily broad spectrum of body art, and providing an astonishingly wide panorama of body decoration throughout the ages.

The book has 418 illustrations, 378 in colour, and 4 maps.

The book is in good condition throughout.

The book has stains along the outer page edges. The book has foxing along the upper page edges. The book has stains along the lower page edges.

The book has an illustrated front and rear cover.

The book has creases and minor bumping along the lower outer corner of the front cover.

The book has wear and tear along the upper outer corner of the front cover.

The book has wear and tear along the lower outer corner of the rear cover.

The book has wear and tear along the upper outer corner of the rear cover.

There is wear and tear long the upper edge of the spine.

There is wear and tear along the lower edge of the spine.

There are scratches along the spine.

There are scratches along the right hand edge closest to the spine on the rear cover.

There are scratches along the left hand edge closest to the outer edge of the front cover.

As can be seen from the pictures there are text and supporting pictures throughout.









Added value:
First Paperback edition 2001
Author(s):
Karl Groning
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
32.3 cm x 25 cm x 2 cm
Edition:
First Paperback edition 2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0500283281
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
Decorated Skin A World Survey of Body Art

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