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Masks of the Spirit: Image & Metaphor in Mesoamerica
Masks of the Spirit: Image & Metaphor in Mesoamerica
Our Price: $30.00
Year: 1989
Pages: 254
Binding Paperback
ISBN 520086546

Product Code: 756750423

Robert H. Markman (au); Peter T. Markman (au); Joseph Campbell (in). Drawing on secondary works in archaeology, art history, folklore, ethnohistory, ethnography, & literature, the authors maintain that the mask is the central metaphor for the Mesoamerican concept of spiritual reality. Covers the long history of the use of the ritual mask by the peoples who created & developed the mythological tradition of Mesoamerica. Chapters: (1) the metaphor of the mask in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: the mask as the God, in ritual, & as metaphor; (II) metaphoric reflections of the cosmic order; & (III) the metaphor of the mask after the conquest: syncretism; the Pre-Columbian survivals; the syncretic compromise; & today’s masks. Over 100 color & black-&-white photos.

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