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by Chris Rainier

  • ISBN: 1932771751
  • Category: Photo and Art
  • Author: Chris Rainier
  • Subcategory: Photography & Video
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Earth Aware Editions; Pap/DVD edition (March 10, 2006)
  • Pages: 204 pages
  • FB2 size: 1292 kb
  • EPUB size: 1425 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 267
Download Ancient Marks: The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Markings fb2

Rainier's other book, "Where Masks Still Dance: New Guinea" was fabulous in its presentation and images, but this . Being familiar with his work, I knew the book would be amazing. Included a DVD of images from the book with wonderful indigenous music. This was a gift to friends.

Rainier's other book, "Where Masks Still Dance: New Guinea" was fabulous in its presentation and images, but this book goes one better with a dvd enhanced with music by Anoushka Shankar which can be viewed on its own. The music perfectly complements the starkness of the haunting images.

Ancient Marks reveals not only the haunting beauty of these often mystical forms . A former apprentice to Ansel Adams, award-winning Chris Rainier is considered one of the leading documentary photographers working today.

The human form became, through the brillance of inspired artistry, a sacred geography of the soul, a map of culture and myth expressed by forms painted, carved, or incised upon the canvas of the body" Wade Davis.

Ancient Marks reveals not only the haunting beauty of these often mystical forms, but also connects them to humanity's enduring .

The human form became, through the brillance of inspired artistry, a sacred geography of the soul, a map of culture and myth expressed by forms painted, carved, or incised upon the canvas of the body" - Wade Davis.

Chris Rainier, working on assignment from National Geographic, spent several years traversing the globe, documenting tribal body marking

Seven years, seven continents, and thirty countries, from the African. Chris Rainier, working on assignment from National Geographic, spent several years traversing the globe, documenting tribal body marking. The photography covers body scarification in Africa, piercings in several cultures, ancient religious symbolism in body modification, up to modern tattooing and the symbolism captured. Fascinating and beautiful work. This book comes with an accompanying short DVD movie of the photography.

Rainier travelled across the globe documenting a wide variety of cultures that apply tattoos and other markings .

Rainier travelled across the globe documenting a wide variety of cultures that apply tattoos and other markings to their bodies. Photo Op: An Occasional Series. A conversation about photos and photographers and how they help us to see and interpret the world. Ancient Marks': Charting Sacred Origins of Tattoos. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with National Geographic photographer Chris Rainier - once a student of the famed Ansel Adams - about his latest collection of photographs, Ancient Marks. Rainier travelled across the globe documenting a wide variety of cultures that apply tattoos and other markings to their bodies.

Our spirit will mould around it instead.

Ancient Marks by Chris Rainier - Seven years, seven continents, and thirty countries, from the African savannah to the barrios of Los Angeles, from New . The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Markings.

Ancient Marks by Chris Rainier - Seven years, seven continents, and thirty countries, from the African savannah to the barrios of Los Angeles, from New Zealand. Price may vary by retailer.

Seven years, seven continents, and thirty countries, from the African savannah to the barrios of Los Angeles, from New Zealand to Egypt, and Brazil to Burkina Faso, Chris Rainier documented the traditions of tattooing, scarification, piercing, and other forms of body altering art, the origins of which date back to the dawn of humankind.

In Ancient Marks: The Sacred Origins of Tattooing and Scarification, Chris Rainier documents body marking practices around the world. By turning his lens to this multifaceted worldwide art form, Rainier provides compelling insights that connect body marking traditions to the great themes of mankind while documenting an aesthetic that goes far beyond skin deep.

Seven years, seven continents, and thirty countries, from the African savannah to the barrios of Los Angeles, from New Zealand to Egypt, and Brazil to Burkina Faso, Chris Rainier documented the traditions of tattooing, scarification, piercing, and other forms of body altering art, the origins of which date back to the dawn of humankind. Ancient Marks reveals not only the haunting beauty of these often mystical forms, but also connects them to humanity's enduring efforts to tell stories, forge identity, and create links to the divine. "The human form became, through the brillance of inspired artistry, a sacred geography of the soul, a map of culture and myth expressed by forms painted, carved, or incised upon the canvas of the body" — Wade Davis. A former apprentice to Ansel Adams, award-winning Chris Rainier is considered one of the leading documentary photographers working today. Co-director of the National Geographic Society's Cultural Ethnosphere Program, he has traveled to all seven continents, including extensive expeditions throughout Africa, Antarctica, and New Guinea. Rainier's photography has been featured in Time, Life, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Outside, and is a contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler, a contributing photographer for National Geographic Adventure and a contributing correspondent for NPR's Day to Day.
Reviews about Ancient Marks: The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Markings (7):
LØV€ YØỮ
The book is beautiful and the content is excellent. Is ment to be a coffee table book. However, the glue for the paperback is not good and the weight of the book makes the pages detach from the cover.
Lamranilv
The subtletly and artistry of this book is apparent from the very first turn of a page. Chris Ranier, one of the world's foremost documentary photographers, has created a artful, evocative record of the human canvass posed against the natural landscape. The photographs focus mostly on tattoing and scarification, and are oriented toward the tribal, both traditional and modern. This is an essential addition to any body art library, and at less than $30, the paperback version (which also includes a DVD) is a real bargain. I cannot recommend this enough.
MrCat
This is truly a wonderful book. Rainier's other book, "Where Masks Still Dance: New Guinea" was fabulous in its presentation and images, but this book goes one better with a dvd enhanced with music by Anoushka Shankar which can be viewed on its own. The music perfectly complements the starkness of the haunting images. Tattoos,scarification, and other bodily modifications of many cultures are showcased here without calling unecessary attention to these adornments as bizarre/freakish as in some other books which are designed to shock/titillate.
Hidden Winter
Bought as a Christmas gift for the tattoo lover in my family. He and his wife love it!
Gavinrage
This is an incredible photographic journey through ancient marks and it is incredibly interesting. Chris Rainier photography is pure genius.
Brialelis
I bought this book as a gift for my girlfriend but stole it back. It isn't all about tattoos, which it may lead you to believe, but includes bits about all types of body modification techniques. The photographer is a well known National Geographic photographer, and his work certainly doesn't fail here. Good coffee table book if you have stuck up inlaws like I do that would be made uncomfortable by the sight of it.
Anararius
Amazing book. Exquisite photos and book design.
Needed this for research as the libraries in my area didn't have it. My fascination has increased behind the history of this story.

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