Chinese OperaBook - 2001
Photographer Jessica Gudnason presents an insider's view of the elaborate and stylized pageantry of Chinese opera. Taken backstage, the 90 color and bandw portraits provide a dramatic, close-up view of the moods, faces, and costumes of contemporary players and children preparing for a role, or fully dressed for a performance. The preface reveals Gudnason's passion for this art form and her reverence for the performers. In the introduction, actress Gong Li discusses the history of Chinese opera, the main character types, and the significance of the costumes and makeup. Oversize: 10.50x13.25". c. Book News Inc.
Publisher: New York :, Abbeville Press,, 
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2001
Branch Call Number: 782.10951 Ta OS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : all illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm
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