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Masks of the Spirit: Image and Metaphor in Mesoamerica

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In Masks of the Spirit, Roberta and Peter Markman guide us with skill and insight through the long history of Mesoamerican masked ritual.
Paperback, 276 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by University of California Press (first published January 18th 1990)
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Kerfe
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
The authors cover the history, mythology, and psychology of maskmaking, particularly as applied to Mesoamerica. Parallels and influences in contemporary Latino art conclude the book.

The information is detailed--sometimes very technical--but valuable to anyone with an interest either in masks or Latin American culture. The historical illustrations are not that extensive, but the contemporary artists discussed are well represented visually.

The Markmans provide a good context for the history and us
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