Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Making Faces, Playing God Identity and the Art of Transformational Makeup cover
  • ISBN: 9780292752474
  • ISBN10: 0292752474

Making Faces, Playing God Identity and the Art of Transformational Makeup

by Thomas Morawetz

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 07/01/2001
used Add to Cart $4.50
You save: 85%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $40.48
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
Wearing a mask -- putting on another face -- embodies a fundamental human fantasy of inhabiting other bodies and experiencing other lives. In this extensively illustrated book, Thomas Morawetz explores how the creation of transformational makeup for theater, movies, and television fulfills this fantasy of self-transformation and satisfies the human desire to become "the other".

Morawetz begins by discussing the cultural role of fantasies of transformation and what these fantasies reveal about questions of personal identity. He next turns to professional makeup artists and describes their background, training, careers, and especially the techniques they use to create their art. Then, with numerous before-during-and-after photos of transformational makeups from popular and little-known shows and movies, ads, and artist's demos and portfolios, he reveals the art and imagination that go into six kinds of mask-making -- representing demons, depicting aliens, inventing disguises, transforming actors into different (older, heavier, disfigured) versions of themselves, and creating historical or mythological characters.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.50
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$7.18
Kings Ridge Media

Location: Appleton, WI
Good
Good Condition item. May Include Some writing or highlighting. We strive to provide the best shopping experience with every item we sell. Satisfaction guaranteed! !
$12.37
Powell's Books

Location: Portland, OR
Very Good
$14.80
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$28.97
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$30.81
Found Books

Location: AUSTIN, TX
Good
0292752474.
$31.50
Tornbooks

Location: Austin, TX
Like New
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall First Softcover Edition. Fine. Pictorial stiff wraps; tall octavo; 234 pp.; illustrated in color and b/w; a clean and crisp copy.
$33.75