The Resource Death : a graveside companion, edited by Joanna Ebenstein ; foreword by Will Self

Death : a graveside companion, edited by Joanna Ebenstein ; foreword by Will Self

Label
Death : a graveside companion
Title
Death
Title remainder
a graveside companion
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joanna Ebenstein ; foreword by Will Self
Title variation
Graveside companion
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Death is the one inevitable fact of life. Throughout the centuries, humanity has sought to understand this sobering thought through art and ritual. The theme of memento mori informs medieval Danse Macabre, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Renaissance paintings of dissected corpses and "anatomical Eves," Gothic literature, funeral effigies, Halloween, and paintings of the Last Judgment. Deceased ancestors are celebrated in the Mexican Day of the Dead, while the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead to secure their afterlife.0A volume of unprecedented breadth and sinister beauty, 'Death: A Graveside Companion' examines a staggering range of cultural attitudes toward death. The book is organized into themed chapters: The Art of Dying, Examining the Dead, Memorializing the Dead, The Personification of Death, Symbolizing Death, Death as Amusement, and The Dead After Life. Each chapter begins with thought-provoking articles by curators, academics, and journalists followed by gallery spreads presenting a breathtaking variety of death-related imagery and artifacts. From skulls to the dance of death, statuettes to ex libris, memento mori to memorabilia, all the images are of artifacts in the astonishing collection of Richard Harris and range from 2000 BCE to the present day, running the gamut of both high and popular culture
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 306.9
  • 704.9493069
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ebenstein, Joanna
  • Self, Will
  • Harris, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death in art
  • Death in literature
  • Memorialization
  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Mourning customs
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Label
Death : a graveside companion, edited by Joanna Ebenstein ; foreword by Will Self
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Featuring the Richard Harris Art Collection"--Front book cover
  • "1,000 macabre illustrations"--Front book cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Will Self -- Introduction by Joanna Ebenstein -- The art of dying: Medusa and the power of the severed head / Laetitia Barbier -- Poe and the prathological sublime / Mark Dery -- THe nutshell studies of unexplained death / Bruce Goldfarb -- Examining the dead: Art, science and the changing conventions of anatomical representation / Michael Sappol -- Anatomy embellished in teh cabinet of Frederik Ruysch / Bert van de Roemer -- Anatomical expressionism / Eleanor Crook -- Memorializing the dead: Playing with dead faces / John Troyer -- The power of hair as human relic i mourning jewelry / Karen Bachmann -- The anatomy of holy transformation / Liselotte Hermes de Fonseca -- The personifcation of death: The dance of death / Kevin Pyle -- Eros and Thanatos / Lisa Downing -- Symbolizing death: Collecting death / Evan Michelson -- Death on ancient and present-day Mexico / Eva Aridjis -- Death as amusement: Playing dead -- a gruesome form of amusement / Mervyn Heard -- Theatre, death and the Grand Guignol / Mel Gordon -- Death-themed amusements / Joanna Ebenstein -- The dead after life: Art and afterlife: Ethelle Rossignol and Georgina Houghton / Mark Pilkington -- Holy spiritualism / Elizabeth Harper -- Spiritualism and photography / Shannon Taggart
Control code
ocn975365743
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780500519714
Lccn
2017931788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
  • BK0020457912
  • (OCoLC)975365743
Label
Death : a graveside companion, edited by Joanna Ebenstein ; foreword by Will Self
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Featuring the Richard Harris Art Collection"--Front book cover
  • "1,000 macabre illustrations"--Front book cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Will Self -- Introduction by Joanna Ebenstein -- The art of dying: Medusa and the power of the severed head / Laetitia Barbier -- Poe and the prathological sublime / Mark Dery -- THe nutshell studies of unexplained death / Bruce Goldfarb -- Examining the dead: Art, science and the changing conventions of anatomical representation / Michael Sappol -- Anatomy embellished in teh cabinet of Frederik Ruysch / Bert van de Roemer -- Anatomical expressionism / Eleanor Crook -- Memorializing the dead: Playing with dead faces / John Troyer -- The power of hair as human relic i mourning jewelry / Karen Bachmann -- The anatomy of holy transformation / Liselotte Hermes de Fonseca -- The personifcation of death: The dance of death / Kevin Pyle -- Eros and Thanatos / Lisa Downing -- Symbolizing death: Collecting death / Evan Michelson -- Death on ancient and present-day Mexico / Eva Aridjis -- Death as amusement: Playing dead -- a gruesome form of amusement / Mervyn Heard -- Theatre, death and the Grand Guignol / Mel Gordon -- Death-themed amusements / Joanna Ebenstein -- The dead after life: Art and afterlife: Ethelle Rossignol and Georgina Houghton / Mark Pilkington -- Holy spiritualism / Elizabeth Harper -- Spiritualism and photography / Shannon Taggart
Control code
ocn975365743
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780500519714
Lccn
2017931788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
  • BK0020457912
  • (OCoLC)975365743

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