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Excellent book, easy to read with excellent photographs
on 9 March 2010
This book was very easy to read. The first section contains a part about the terminology of masks. The book contains sections describing masks in 8 different areas of the world and it describes the masks themselves, how they are made and what they are made from as well as giving details of the traditions, for example rituals, associated with the masks. There were rarely 2 pages without a photo. Photos are striking and clear against a plain background. My only criticism is that some of the photos are not located correctly / ideally within the text, for example in the text it said figure 56 was said to be located to the right but it was actually back on the previous page. I read every word from cover to cover but for someone just flicking through perhaps and spotting a photo / figure they'd like to read more about in the main text, it is hard to locate the main text associated with the photos / figures, although explanatory text under the photos/ figures themselves was good.