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Carnival Masks of Venice
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  photographic essay by JC Brown

Each year, in Venice more than anywhere else in Europe, the the forthcoming weeks of the privations of lent are forgotten in the exuberant release of carnival. Masks have been worn to hide the wearer's identity for thousands of years. In Venice the dissolute behaviour of the citizens reached such depths in the 18th century that the use of masks was banned and the practice almost forgotten. Revived in the 1970s it has since become the prevailing image of carnevale.

In this elegantly designed book the reader is offered a concise introduction to the history of carnival and mask-wearing and the book is then devoted to J.C.Brown's moody and evocative photographs of Venetians in masks in the world's most photogenic city.

This delightful volume is hardback, jacketed and is printed on high-quality heavyweight art paper.

About the Author

J.C.Brown is a portrait photographer specialising to date in working with rock musicians. This is her first book.

ISBN: 9781904332831
Hardcover, plc, jacket
96 pages
210 mm x 260 mm
Retail Price: $24.95
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