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Signes du corps (N° 22392)

On all continents, since the dawn of time, in so-called "traditional" societies, individuals have inscribed on their chairs marks, ephemeral or indelible, which affirm an identity, punctuate an initiation, a pre-pagecisis and a . The body only reaches its true plenitude, its social, spiritual, "civilized" dimension through this painted, engraved, set ornamentation, through these artificial interventions and transformations. Tattooing, scarification, piercing, implants, branding, are now surfacing in so-called "advanced" societies. Practices most often based on a desire for transgression and dissidence are dissociated from any social or religious ritual. And quickly solicited by fashion. Sometimes referring to an imaginary primitivism, these marks have a value of personal affirmation. This book, which brings together texts by writers, sociologists, anthropologists, historians and art critics, goes back to the objective and "magical" sources of these carnal metamorphoses through majestic ornaments 'Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Expression of a different aesthetic, of the need to affirm a difference, the signs of the body allow men and women to use a private language to express their relationship to the world.

Author: Christiane Falgayrettes-Leveau
Edition: Dapper Editions
Condition: NEW
Language: French
Number of pages: 300
Dimensions: 320 x 240mm
ISBN: 978-2915258059


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