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5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling insight into European folk costumes and festivals, 7 Mar 2014
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This book is a valuable insight into the surviving folk festivals and traditions of Europe. The photographs of the costumes themselves are stunning, and the eerie creatures and characters they represent are fascinating.There's a primal resonance to these beast and plant men that speaks of fertility and harvest superstitions and pre-Christian Pagan beliefs and rituals. On first viewing the images are allowed to speak for themselves, with descriptions given at the rear of the book for future reference.Though the format is somewhat smaller and less glossy than expected, this does not detract from the impact of the images. A worthy addition to the library of anyone interested in folklore, costume, masquerade, theatre, traditional festivals or the survival of pre-Christian archetypes into modern times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for anyone interested in primeval folklore, 22 Nov 2013
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This is a fantastic book with great photos. Since buying it we have gone to 2 festivals to see the originals!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wilder Mann, 22 Oct 2012
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After researching into traditional folk characters and costumes I cam across this fantastic title. Charles Freger's photographs offer a beautiful insight into the folk traditions surrounding the Wilde Mann with an appendix describing the mythology around each character. If you are into folk or even wanting inspiration for some fashion designs I would throughly recommend this book to you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional European masquerade, 12 Jun 2012
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I agree this book would have been excellent in a larger format but it is still a brilliant collection of traditional european masquerade. A fantastic resource.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a refreshing change., 27 Mar 2014
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The clothes, the scenery and the history make this book wonderful and informative. A wonderful 'coffee table' book (but don't let anyone take it)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Images, 29 Mar 2014
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Bought this as a present for my better half who has a deep interest in Shamanism. Saw an article on the internet that previewed some of the pictures and just had to get the book. Amazing if sometimes rather odd characters photographed extremely well. My only minor complaint is that a little more information could have been provided actually with the photos rather than in a seperate section of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wilder Mann, 16 Nov 2013
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This a superb book provides a beautiful glimps into an aspect of Europe's pagan heritage. The photographs are fantasticly consistent throughout and accompanied by brief and informative text in the last few pages. I highly reccommend it for anyone interested in photography, paganism, costume, festivals or people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Photographs., 14 Nov 2013
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Julian. "Hadrian." (The lonely mountain.) - See all my reviews
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Great book the photographs are excellent, you can browse for ages, before you realise hours have passed by, very entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing pictures, 14 Nov 2013
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Melissa Addey "Melissa" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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Probably sounds very ignorant of me but I'd only ever seen pictures like these costumes from African or Asian countries. But this whole book is photos of 'pagan' costumes from Europe, from really old rituals and festivals - absolutely fascinating, very beautiful and some are a bit scary! Big photos and then explanations at the back of the book so you get some insight. Really lovely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars On my special books shelf, 25 Jan 2013
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beautiful beautiful book. The research through photographs is stunning. To have so many outstanding "costumes" in one resource is a gift. Consistently photographed which makes this a special collection.
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