DOGON. IMAGES & TRADITIONS.
399 pp.; 240 single and double full page photographs of which 72 photographs of sculptures and masks, 2 maps, glossary, biblio.. Text: English & French. Bassins, 2010. Hbk.
book nr. 10828 € 45,00
The masks and sculptures published in this book belong to public and private collections. Some pieces are well known but most have never, or rarely, been published before. The text is based on the many ethnographic studies that have been conducted in Dogon country. It is subdivided into five chapters : Dogon country in ancient times, a geographical and cultural overview of the region, architecture and religion, funerary rites, well known and lesser known masks.