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Memento Mori

Author : Paul Koudounaris
ISBN : 0500517789
Genre : Social Science
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Combines engaging text and striking photography in a survey of cultural memorials that incorporate the bodies of the dead, sharing insights into the traditions and festivals of more than 30 countries. By the author of The Empire of Death.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creepy California

Author : Keven McQueen
ISBN : 9780253029133
Genre : History
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Beneath California’s scenic landscape lies a strange and dark side, full of spine-tingling tales and frightful imagery. Creepy California: Strange and Gothic Tales from the Golden State explores the disturbing and macabre stories of unexplained deaths, intentional live burials, true crimes, and ghosts who haunt the Pacific Coast. This spooky collection includes the extraordinarily odd, like the account of a coroner, who "borrowed" the stylish clothes of one dead man and even sold the corpse’s head to a doctor for scientific research, and the paranormal, like the tale of a haunted, two-story house in San Francisco that was moved across town in an effort to dislodge its ghostly tenants. The attempt failed, and the San Francisco Chronicle commented that "the neighborhood has been kept in a constant dread and torment by unearthly groans, mysterious lights, and agonized shrieks emanating from their dread habitation." An intriguing and frightful look at the disturbing side of the state, Creepy California promises to send chills down your spine and keep you looking over your shoulder.


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.

Death And The Afterlife

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : 1454914343
Genre : Social Science
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Throughout history, the mystery of death has captivated artists, scientists, philosophers, physicians, and theologians. This eerie chronology ventures to the borderlines of science and sheds light into the darkness, exploring such diverse topics as the Maya death gods, golems, sEances, zombies, and quantum immortality. With the turn of every page, readers will encounter beautiful artwork and unexpected insights about death and what may lie beyond.

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