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Description - Power Mask by Walter van Beirendonck

Since the nineties, Walter Van Beirendonck has been fascinated with masks. They change your identity, invoke a certain atmosphere and have an instant impact. Many artists, among whom are Andre Breton, Pablo Picasso and even Brueghel, have been influenced by them. Power Mask - The Power of Masks elaborates on the many different aspects of masks: the link between Western art and African masks, the supernatural aspect, rituals about masks, masks in fashion or as a fetish... This book accompanies an expo in the Wereldmuseum (World Museum) Rotterdam, from 1 September 2017 until 7 January 2018. AUTHOR: Walter Van Beirendonck has launched clothing lines of his own making since 1983. His creations are characterised by bright, exceptional colour combinations and a strong graphical influence. He supervises and teaches at the Antwerp Fashion Academy. SELLING POINTS: Walter Van Beirendonck's book on all the different aspects of 'masks' includes work by James Ensor, Paul McCarthy, Keith Haring, Louise Bourgeois, Emil Nolde, Axel Hoedt, Leigh Bower, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Andre Breton... With texts by Valerie Steele, Kaat Debo, and Chris Dercon Elaborates on the many different aspects of masks: from the link between Western art and African masks, to their supernatural aspect, rituals about masks, masks in fashion, and even masks as a fetish 260 colour, 40 b/w

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789401442954
ISBN-10: 9401442959
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Lannoo
Publisher: Lannoo
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2017
Country of Publication: Belgium

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Author Biography - Walter van Beirendonck

Walter Van Beirendonck has launched clothing lines of his own making since 1983. His creations are characterized by bright, exceptional color combinations and a strong graphical influence. He supervises and teaches at the Antwerp Fashion Academy.

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