Beyond the Dark Veil

Post Mortem & Mourning Photography from the Thanatos Archive

Author: Jacqueline Ann Bunge Barger,Jack Mord

Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco

ISBN: 9780867197969

Category: Photography

Page: 200

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Shares images and ephemera that document the practice of nineteenth-century memorial photography.
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Beyond the Dark Veil

Postmortem and Mourning Photography from the Thanatos Archive

Author: Jack Mord

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615518145


Page: 160

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Beyond the Dark Veil is a compilation of 130 images from the collection of The Thanatos Archive documenting the tradition of early postmortem, mourning, and memorial photography dating to the 1840s.
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Secure the Shadow

Death and Photography in America

Author: Jay Ruby

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780262681094

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 9936

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.
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Sleeping beauty

memorial photography in America

Author: Stanley B. Burns

Publisher: Twelvetrees


Category: Photography

Page: 135

View: 1812

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Haunted Air

Author: Ossian Brown,David Lynch,Geoff Cox

Publisher: Random House Uk Ltd


Category: Design

Page: 216

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Anonymous Halloween photographs from c.1875–1955—truly haunting Americana, with a foreword by David Lynch The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an important document of photographic history. These are the pictures of the dead: family portraits, mementos of the treasured, now unrecognizable, other. Torn from album pages, sold piecemeal for pennies and scattered, abandoned to melancholy chance, and the hands of strangers. The roots of Halloween lie in the ancient pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, a feast to mark the death of the old year and the birth of the new. It was believed that on this night the veil separating the worlds of the living and the dead grew thin and ruptured, allowing spirits to pass through and walk unseen but not unheard amongst men. The advent of Christianity saw the pagan festival subsumed in All Souls' Day, when across Europe the dead were mourned and venerated. Children and the poor, often masked or in outlandish costume, wandered the night begging "soul cakes" in exchange for prayers, and fires burned to keep malevolent phantoms at bay. From Europe, the haunted tradition would quickly take root and flourish in the fertile soil of the New World. Feeding hungrily on fresh lore, consuming half-remembered tales of its own shadowy origins and rituals, Halloween was reborn in America. The pumpkin supplanted the carved turnip; costumes grew ever stranger, and celebrants both rural and urban seized gleefully on the festival's intoxicating, lawless spirit. For one wild night, the dead stared into the faces of the living and the living, ghoulishly masked and clad in tattered backwoods baroque, stared back.
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Deadly Intent

Crime and Punishment Photographs from the Burns Archive

Author: Stanley B. Burns,Sara Cleary-Burns

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: 9781576874639

Category: Photography

Page: 251

View: 900

Focusing on crime with images derived from the Burn's Archives, this is a photographic history concentrating on the period between 1850 and 1950 when criminals often admitted their crimes and were quickly punished - the development of change in punishments prescribed is documented here in iconic photographs. This compilation gives readers a forensic view, offering entire series of images used by detectives or that reveal the evolving standards of the US criminal justice system from water torture to work camps. This evidence is a call for justice and resource for historians.
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Morbid Curiosities

Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre

Author: Paul Gambino

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678665


Page: 160

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Morbid Curiosities is an insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre. Centred on 15 collections, with extensive interviews with each collector and specially shot imagery detailing their objects, this is a fascinating showcase of bizarre and intriguing objects. Included are collections of skulls, mummified body parts, occultic objects, and various carnival, side-show and criminal ephemera. Detailed captions tell the curious stories behind each object, many of which are being shown outside the private world of their collections for the first time. Included are collections of skulls, mummified body parts, occultic objects, and various carnival, side-show and criminal ephemera. Detailed captions tell the curious stories behind each object, many of which are being shown outside the private world of their collections for the first time.
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The Perfect Medium

Photography and the Occult

Author: Clément Chéroux

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300111363

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 6815

The mesmerizing photographic history of occult phenomena, from levitations and apparitions to spectres, ghosts, and auras.
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A Picture Album

Author: Wellcome Collection

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9780957028531

Category: Art

Page: 80

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Death the friend, Death the enemy ; violent death, gentle death, deathly warnings ; deaths to contemplate dand deaths to commemorate...
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Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine, 1880-1930

Author: John Harley Warner,James M. Edmonson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: 207

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Collects vivid historical photographs of medical students engaged in dissection-related studies as performed between the mid-nineteenth and the mid-twentieth centuries, in a volume that offers insight into both period dissection practices and medical portraiture.
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The Victorian Celebration of Death

Author: James Stevens Curl

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780750938730

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Professor Curl has fashioned an absorbing, lucid and entertaining book describing the Victorian response to the only certainty in life--death. It includes disposal of the dead, landscaped cemeteries funerals and more.
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Photography 1994-2011

Author: Kiyotaka Tsurisaki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840681932

Category: Photography

Page: 120

View: 8115

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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Mütter Museum

Historic Medical Photographs

Author: Laura Lindgren

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: 223

View: 8448

A lavishly illustrated collection of historical medical photographs from the archives of the renowned Philadelphia museum focuses on rare and unseen pieces taken as physician records between the 1860s and 1940s.
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Photography and Death

Author: Audrey Linkman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780230125

Category: History

Page: 214

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The idea of photographing the dead is as old as photography itself. For the most part, early death photographs were commissioned or taken by relatives of the deceased and preserved in the home as part of the family collection. Once thought inappropriate and macabre, today these photographs are considered to have a beneficial role in bereavement therapy. Photography and Death reveals the beauty and significance of such images, formerly dismissed as disturbing or grotesque, and places them within the context of changing cultural attitudes towards death and loss. Excluding images of death through war, violence, or natural disasters, Audrey Linkman concentrates on photographs of natural deaths within the family. She identifies the range of death-related photographs that have been produced in both Europe and North America since the 1840s and charts changes in their treatment through the decades. Photography and Death will interest photo, art, and social historians and practitioners in the field of bereavement therapy, as well as those who wish to better understand the images of long-lost ancestors who gaze back from the pages of family albums.
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Death Scenes

A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook

Author: Sean Tejaratchi,Dunn Katherine

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1932595953

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

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The strange and gruesome crime-scene snapshot collection of LAPD detective Jack Huddleston spans Southern California in its noir heyday. Death Scenes is the noted forerunner of several copycat titles.
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Memento Mori

The Dead Among Us

Author: Paul Koudounaris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500517789

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 1198

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.
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A Graveside Companion

Author: Joanna Ebenstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519714

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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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
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The Big Book of Bode Tattoos

Author: Mark Bode

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867197792

Category: Art

Page: 416

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A massive collection of tattoo flash sketches from Mark and Vaughn Bode. The Big Book of Bode Tattoos features over 400 images spanning more than a decade of creation. Contained within this chunky brick of a book you'll find: voluptuous "Bode Broads,” beloved characters from the Cheech Wizard comix, and Mark Bode's particular take on classic tattoo motifs, including dragons, fairies, demons, lions, butterflies and more. Bode's distinct style draws influence from the worlds of comic art, graffiti, and traditional tattooing. This confluence is often marked by bold, curvy outlines and clear shapes and forms.Mark Bode has been doing custom tattoo work on the human body for over 13 years, in addition to his phenomenal artwork on inanimate media. Bode's father is the late legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bode. Mark has inherited and kept alive his father's many characters, the most famous of which is Cheech Wizard.
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