Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses

Paul Koudounaris (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$50.00  $46.00
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Publish Date
October 24, 2011
Pages
224
Dimensions
9.0 X 1.0 X 12.2 inches | 3.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780500251782

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About the Author

Paul Koudounaris received his doctorate from the art history department at UCLA. His previous books include The Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies. He lives in Los Angeles.

Reviews

. . . an astounding achievement, both as a literary and photographic work.
Koudounaris gracefully transcends mere ghastliness and ghoulishness to challenge cultural perceptions of death, both current and centuries old. The result is not only a highly original work of great visual beauty and rigorous scholarship but also a surprisingly intimate and tender meditation on what the author calls 'the dialogue with the dead.'
The photos of the skulls alone justify the purchase.