KISSING THE MASK. Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater. Illustrated from Photographs. William T. Vollmann.

KISSING THE MASK. Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater. Illustrated from Photographs.

New York: Ecco, (2010). From the author's photographs. First edition. Hardcover. With some thoughts on muses (especially Helga Testorf) transgender women, Kabuki Goddesses, porn queens, poets housewives, makeup artists, geishas, Valkyries and Venus figurines. A charming, evocative and piercing examination of an ancient Japanese tradition and the keys it holds to our modern understanding of beauty. 500 pages with a glossary, chronology, notes, bibliography, note on the illustrations, note on the orthography, and acknowledgments. A near fine copy in white cloth in a near fine dust jacket with one tiny chip at the top of the spine front fold. Item #14400
ISBN: 9780061228483

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