Saving Face

Saving Face

The Art and History of the Goalie Mask

Book - 2008
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A pictorial history of the hockey goalie's "other face" In team sports, where the uniform reigns supreme, there is no more recognizable piece of sporting equipment than the goalie mask. Reflecting the often quirky character of the goalie, the artwork on a goalie mask can be a stylized and richly evocative portrait of the man beneath. With photographs from the Hockey Hall of Fame's unparalleled collection of masks, this unique book offers diehard hockey fans a rare look at the world of the goalie mask. Full of fascinating information on the history and construction of the goalie mask, the book also includes sidebars on mask artists and makers and stories and photographs of some of the greatest masks in the game. Jim Hynes (Montreal, QC) is a freelance writer and editor. Gary Smith (Grand Falls, NB, Canada) has crafted masks for the CBC's Canada-Russia '72 and for the movie Miracle.
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : John Wiley & Sons Canada, c2008.
ISBN: 9780470155585
Characteristics: 160 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Gary 1962-
Alternative Title: Saving face


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