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Art Of Death

Author : Nigel Llewellyn
ISBN : 9781780231518
Genre : Art
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How did our ancestors die? Whereas in our own day the subject of death is usually avoided, in pre-Industrial England the rituals and processes of death were present and immediate. People not only surrounded themselves with memento mori, they also sought to keep alive memories of those who had gone before. This continual confrontation with death was enhanced by a rich culture of visual artifacts. In The Art of Death, Nigel Llewellyn explores the meanings behind an astonishing range of these artifacts, and describes the attitudes and practices which lay behind their production and use. Illustrated and explained in this book are an array of little-known objects and images such as death's head spoons, jewels and swords, mourning-rings and fans, wax effigies, church monuments, Dance of Death prints, funeral invitations and ephemera, as well as works by well-known artists, including Holbein, Hogarth and Blake.

Heavenly Bodies

Author : Paul Koudounaris
ISBN : 0500251959
Genre : Religion
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A visual history of the remains of the saints and holy relics found in the subterranean passageways and tombs beneath Rome, featuring skeletons dressed in elaborate silks and lace, wigs, crowns jewels and armor. 10,000 first printing.

Secure The Shadow

Author : Jay Ruby
ISBN : 0262681099
Genre : Photography
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Secure the Shadow uses a combination of cultural anthropology and visual analysis to explore the photographic representations of death in the United States from 1840 to the present. It looks at the ways in which people have taken and used photographs of deceased loved ones and their funerals to mitigate the finality of death. Ruby employs newspaper accounts, advertisements, letters, photographers' account books, interviews, and other material to determine why and how photography and death became intertwined in the nineteenth century. He traces this century's struggle between America's public denial of death and a deeply felt private need to use pictures of those we love to mourn their loss.

Memento Mori A Collection Of Magickal And Mythological Perspectives On Death Dying Mortality And Beyond

Author : Julian Vayne
ISBN : 1905297149
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Mememto mori is a unique feast of offerings exploring a variety of magickal and mythological perspectives on death, dying, mortality and beyond. With contributions from sixteen international writers, this compilation gathered together by editor Kim Huggens, offers a marvellous diversity of both historical and contemporary, as well as experiential and scholarly, essays."-- p. [4] of cover.

The Empire Of Death

Author : Paul Koudounaris
ISBN : 0500251789
Genre : History
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A highly illustrated exploration of approximately seventy elaborately decorated charnels, tombs, and chapels around the world where large numbers of human bones have been assembled and displayed.


Author : Joanna Ebenstein
ISBN : 0500519714
Genre : Social Science
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The ultimate death compendium, featuring the world's most extraordinary artistic objects concerned with mortality, together with text by expert contributors

Labyrinth Revisited

Author : Yannis Hamilakis
ISBN : 1842170619
Genre : History
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`Minoan' Crete is one of the most intensively investigated archaeological cultures in the world, and one that has often captured the public imagination. It is a Bronze Age Aegean society, but it has been intimately connected with the Classical Greek myth of King Minos and his Labyrinth since Sir Arthur Evans excavated and restored (some would say `rebuilt') the important site of Knossos, more than a century ago. Yet many archaeological interpretations of this fascinating culture are still largely traditional in focus and often anachronistic. This collection of papers, challenging and re-examining many conventional and established versions of 'Minoan' history is thus long overdue. How have modern preconceptions and socio-political developments shaped archaeological interpretations of 'Minoan' society? What were the gender roles and attitudes of the inhabitants of Bronze Age Crete? How can data such as the puzzling architecture, the stunning wall-paintings, the elaborate and abundant pots, the landscape and the way it is perceived by humans, help us understand the nature and the negotiations of power and the role of the so-called palaces? These are some of the questions that this book addresses, considering 'Minoan' archaeology from a variety of interpretive angles, and situating 'Minoan' archaeology in the mainstream of archaeological thinking and practice.


Author : Casey Jarman
ISBN : 9781942186182
Genre : Social Science
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In this illuminating collection of oral-history style interviews, Casey Jarman talks to a funeral industry watchdog about the (often shady) history of the death trade; he hears how songwriter David Bazan lost his faith while trying to hold on to his family; he learns about cartoonist Art Spiegelman using his college LSD trips to explain death to his children; and he gets to know his own grandparents, posthumously. These are stories of loss, rebuilding, wonder, and wild speculation featuring everyone from philosophers to former death row wardens and hospice volunteers. In these moving, enlightening, and often funny conversations, the end is only the beginning.

The Perfect Medium

Author : Clément Chéroux
ISBN : 9780300111361
Genre : Photography
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The mesmerizing photographic history of occult phenomena, from levitations and apparitions to spectres, ghosts, and auras.


Author : Kiyotaka Tsurisaki
ISBN : 1840681934
Genre : Photography
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Death is the first major retrospective of the work of Japanese photographer Tsurisaki Kiyotaka, whose images of death and conflict from global 'hot-spots' have earned him a reputation as a leading underground photographer. This deluxe, full-sized book contains over 100 full-colour images shot between 1994 and 2011, culminating with poignant scenes of death and destruction from the recent Fukushima disaster in Japan. Also included is a new introduction by Tsurisaki, in which he provides an overview of his career to date. IMAGES OF DEATH : STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY.

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