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"The Prop Builder's Mask-Making Handbook"

James, Thurston. The Prop Builder's Mask-Making Handbook. Whitehall, VA: Betterway Publications, Inc., 1990.

Sheri Maeda
Jefferson Sci-Tech
Alexandria, VA
From School Library Journal

"Well illustrated and clearly written, this handbook offers invaluable information for those getting started in this venerated art form. James gives a brief contextual history of masks, and then organizes the informational sections by type. The last and longest section describes masks made in the tradition of the commedia dell'arte. Ample black-and-white photographs accompany step-by-step directions, written in a nontechnical and informal style. The appendix contains a list of sources for supplies."

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