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Masquefest 2012

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Masquefest competition in Winneba, Ghana, can be described as both a fancy dress street parade and a youth sports club event. The competition, which takes place on New Year’s Day, includes dance elements of the street parade—march pass,...

Gareth Pugh’s Corporeal Uncommensurabilities

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vicki Karaminas

Professor of Fashion at Massey University, Wellington Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Fashion Practice : From Westwood to van Beirendonck

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...For Gareth Pugh’s Spring/Summer 2016 “Ready-to-Wear” collection, the models all wore masks, their actual face entirely indiscernible (Plate 6). As is characteristic of masks, they gave the entire spectacle an uncanny air, alienating...

Fancy Dress

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Celebrating festivals by wearing masks and disguises has been customary in Europe for many centuries. The eighteenth-century masquerade, forerunner of the fancy dress balls and parties of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, owes its...

Identity, role and the Mask

Barbara Brownie

Barbara Brownie is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She is the author of Transforming Type (Bloomsbury, 2014), co-author of The Superhero Costume (Bloomsbury, 2015), and has contributed to edited collections including Writing Design (Berg, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Graydon

Danny Graydon is a journalist, critic and author specializing in film and comics. He is a Contextual Studies Lecturer at The School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, teaching model special effects and interactive media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Superhero Costume : Identity and disguise in fact and fiction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Regardless of whether it covers his face, the superhero costume is a kind of mask, allowing him to masquerade within a constructed identity. Masks enable paradox (Napier, 1986, p. 1). The superhero’s two identities, seemingly incompatible...

Fancy Dress: African Masquerade in Coastal Ghana

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Fancy Dress is a lively secular masquerade performed on the coast of Ghana, West Africa. The majority of the young men and women who participate identify themselves as Fante, an Akan subgroup dominating the Central Region. Members from...

Dress in Art: Worldwide

Sandra Lee Evenson

University of Idaho Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...Details about identity are conveyed through dress, which plays an important role in the arts worldwide. The visual arts comprise painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, rendering, illustration, tapestry, mosaic, and masks. Visual...

Masks

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...A mask protects, conceals, and transforms identity by covering the face. Some masks cover an entire face while others only partially hide the features, leaving eyes or nose and mouth visible through holes. Masks may act as an ephemeral...

Real-life superheroes

Barbara Brownie

Barbara Brownie is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She is the author of Transforming Type (Bloomsbury, 2014), co-author of The Superhero Costume (Bloomsbury, 2015), and has contributed to edited collections including Writing Design (Berg, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danny Graydon

Danny Graydon is a journalist, critic and author specializing in film and comics. He is a Contextual Studies Lecturer at The School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, teaching model special effects and interactive media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Superhero Costume : Identity and disguise in fact and fiction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Cosplay fandom, fueled by obsessive passion and attention to detail, is no longer confined to the halls of comic conventions. Indeed, it can be taken to the extreme, employed to actively encourage social change. These “real-life...

Benin

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Republic of Benin is bounded in the south by the Atlantic Ocean, in the north by Niger and Burkina Faso, in the east by Nigeria, and in the west by Togo. Thus, it naturally shares both history and culture with the peoples...

Modernity—an onslaught on the eyes

Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown is a Senior Lecturer responsible for Design Culture and Context in the School of Art and Design (Department of Fashion, Knit and Textiles) at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cool Shades : The History and Meaning of Sunglasses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...IntroductionBefore the twentieth century, sunglasses as we think of them today were not in any kind of widespread use. Tinted glass (green or blue) had been recommended since the eighteenth century—but for corrective spectacles (Ayscough...