A World Survey of Body Art
- ISBN 9780500283288
- 32.50 x 25.00 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- 418 Illustrations, 378 in colour
- plus 4 maps
- First published 2001
‘Astounding and fascinating … deeply researched’ – International Herald Tribune
‘Magnificent’ – Independent on Sunday
‘The images are well chosen, well printed and beautifully photographed’ – The Times Literary Supplement
Since earliest times, humans have decorated their skin in endless ways and for fascinating reasons. In a wealth of astonishing illustrations, Decorated Skin presents some of the finest examples of body art past and present, taken from all over the world.
A distinguished team of art historians, ethnologists and archaeologists provide enlightening commentaries to set the images in context, documenting the development of an extraordinarily broad spectrum of body art, and providing a panorama of body decoration throughout the ages.