Masks and How to Make Them Author:Richard Sladle Mask-making is a fascinating and inexpensive hobby. The materials are easily obtained, and masks can be used in a variety of ways - for amateur theatricals, wall decorations, and simple amusement. The study of masks also offers interesting sidelights on history, for masks have been used in many societies and for many purposes. — This book prov... more »ides an excellent introduction to the study of masks and mask-making. It beings with an outline of the history of masks of various types: masks of papier-mâché and of buckram, and large heads for carnival processions.
The book also includes a chapter or making head-dresses, and information about books on masks and displays in museums. It is illustrated by diagrams and beautiful masks from various countries.
"Masks are not too difficult to make, and Mr. Richard Slade is practical and brilliant in expounding the method of manufacture at home and without making too much mess. He deals sensibly with the dramatic, ritual, and magical use of masks down the ages." Frederick Laws to The Guardian« less