Death: A Graveside Companion
Within this tome lies a great body of work and a testament to humanity's quest to come to terms with our own inescapable end.
From the hour of death to the afterlife, seven themed chapters exhibit a staggering range of artworks, artifacts, trophies, and keepsakes from around the world and throughout the ages, counterbalanced by nineteen shrewd essays from contributors across a broad arc of disciplines and perspectives.
In catacombs, crypts and bone-pits, you'll find reliquaries, embalmings, and mummies: see somber rites and customs morph into the celebrations of Halloween and Day of the Dead: and behold the great artistic traditions- Memento Mori, Vanitas, Danse Macabre- juxtaposed with vernacular tokens, found photography and curios from bygone rituals in exotic lands.
Rich in never-before-published material, Death: A Graveside Companion is a book like no other, brimming with morbid inspiration and macabre insights to take to the grave.
- Edited by Joanna Ebenstein, artist, curator, writer, photography, designer, and creator of Morbid Anatomy
- Foreward by Will Self
- Featuring the Richard Harris Art Collection