Synopses & Reviews
The Rosens illustrate and describe selected masks from their personalcollection, so the volume reflects their own interests and the vagaries of availability and affordability rather than the world ofAfrican masks in the wild or in other collections. Introductory texts consider such aspects as the styles of African masks; Africanmasks as material culture; art, material culture, and tradition in African masks; the age of African masks; copies, authenticity, andcollecting African masks; the making of African masks; and African mask performances.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
About the Author
Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen have collaborated for many years on collecting African art in Africa and in the United States, exhibiting portions of their extensive collection, and writing catalogs to accompany the exhibitions.