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Japanese No Masks: With 300 Illustrations of Authentic Historical Examples

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Combining elements of dance, drama, music and poetry, the performances of Japanese No theater are a highly stylized form of entertainment. Accompanying the sumptuous costumes worn during performances are elaborately carved No and Kyogen wooden masks and#8212; major works of art in their own right. This book, based on a classic two-volume German study, presents a wealth of illustrations and information relating to these magnificent theatrical devices.

A new, informative introduction and extensive captions derived from the original text and newly translated, accompany the heart of the book--more than 120 full-page plates depicting museum-quality masks worn by actors playing gods, warriors, demons, and monsters, beautiful women, feudal lords, mad characters, and supernatural beings. All 303 illustrations from the original two-volume work are included.

A unique introduction to classic Japanese theater for Western theatergoers, this volume will also serve as an excellent reference for students, scholars, and enthusiasts of No drama.

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120 full-page plates of magnificent, elaborately carved, museum-quality masks worn by actors playing gods, warriors, beautiful women, feudal lords, and supernatural beings. Captions.

Synopsis:

New, information-packed introduction and extensive captions accompany more than 120 full-page plates of magnificent, elaborately carved, museum-quality masks worn by actors playing gods, warriors, beautiful women, feudal lords, and supernatural beings. A unique introduction to classic Japanese theater for westerners and an excellent reference for students, scholars, and enthusiasts of No drama. Captions.

Synopsis:

The elaborately carved No and Kyogen wooden masks used in classical Japanese theater are major works of art in their own right. This book, an outstanding study on the subject, graphically presents a wealth of information about these magnificent theatrical devices. A new, information-packed introduction and extensive captions accompany the heart of the book--more than 120 full-page plates depicting museum-quality masks portraying gods, demons, ghosts, and other characters.

Table of Contents

Note to the Dover Edition

Introduction

Full-Page Plates

and#160; The No Stage and Accessories (Plates I-XIII)

and#160; Outstanding Masks, in Historical Sequence of Carvers (Plates XIV-CXXII)

Illustrated Catalog of Mask Types

and#160; No. Boys (Figs. 1-7)

and#160; No. Young Men (Figs. 8-12)

and#160; No. Mature Men (Figs. 13-36)

and#160; No. Old Men (Figs. 37-56)

and#160; No. Young Girls (Figs. 57 and 58)

and#160; No. Young and Mature Women (Figs. 59-80)

and#160; No. Old Women (Figs. 81-86)

and#160; No. Blind Men (Figs. 87-89)

and#160; No. Demons and Monsters (Figs. 90-149)

and#160; No. Gods and Sorcerers (Figs. 150-160)

and#160; Kyogen (Figs. 161-181)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486440149
Editor:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Author:
Perzynski, Friedrich
Author:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Nåo masks.
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
178
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.68 lb

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120 full-page plates of magnificent, elaborately carved, museum-quality masks worn by actors playing gods, warriors, beautiful women, feudal lords, and supernatural beings. Captions.

"Synopsis" by ,
New, information-packed introduction and extensive captions accompany more than 120 full-page plates of magnificent, elaborately carved, museum-quality masks worn by actors playing gods, warriors, beautiful women, feudal lords, and supernatural beings. A unique introduction to classic Japanese theater for westerners and an excellent reference for students, scholars, and enthusiasts of No drama. Captions.

"Synopsis" by ,
The elaborately carved No and Kyogen wooden masks used in classical Japanese theater are major works of art in their own right. This book, an outstanding study on the subject, graphically presents a wealth of information about these magnificent theatrical devices. A new, information-packed introduction and extensive captions accompany the heart of the book--more than 120 full-page plates depicting museum-quality masks portraying gods, demons, ghosts, and other characters.

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