Author: Robin Ruizendaal
Brand: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number Of Pages: 336
Release Date: 24-08-2009
Details: Product Description This stunningly illustrated book introduces for the first time the beauty of theatre puppets from all major Asian traditions, taking the reader on an inspiring journey through hundreds of years of craftsmanship and creativity in nearly 350 glorious photographs. Asian Theatre Puppets will have immense appeal both to audiences with an interest in the Asian arts, as well as to the general reader, as it opens up a whole realm of artistic expression that has hitherto been largely unknown in the West. Table of Contents Introduction and essay • Glove • String • Rod • Shadow • Descriptions Review 'Stunningly beautiful ... clearly shows levels of skills and craftsmanship in their highest levels of achievement' --Puppeteers UK 'Remarkably beautiful' --The Birmingham Post `Stunning photographs and illustrations ... a good read as an introduction to the subject' --Eastern Daily Press About the Author Robin Ruizendaal has been researching puppet theatre throughout Asia for over twenty years. He is director of the Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum in Taipei and creative director of the Taiynana Puppet Theatre Company. Wang Hanshun is a photographer, who has been working with the Puppet Theatre Museum in Taipei for over ten years.
Package Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.8 x 1.4 inches