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Morbid Curiosities

Author: Paul Gambino
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780678665
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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.

A Cabinet Of Medical Curiosities

Author: Jan Bondeson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393318920
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A collection of essays discussing historical medical oddities like spontaneous combustion and tailed people, offering a likely cause for the condition, and mentioning some real human oddities

Morbid Curiosity

Author: Alan W. Petrucelli
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101140496
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"It's shocking and sinful, and I couldn't put it down!" -Joan Rivers The strange, startling, and utterly fascinating stories behind the world's most notorious celebrity deaths. Was Jayne Mansfield really decapitated? Which manly appendage of Napoleon's was cut off during his autopsy? (And where did it go?) What went to the grave (literally) with River Phoenix, Frank Sinatra, and Princess Diana? Death is fascinating. Just think about the last time you slowed down as you passed the scene of a car accident. When a public figure bites the dust, the curiosity only increases. From Attila the Hun to Marie Antoinette, from Heath Ledger to Anna Nicole Smith, the deaths of the rich and famous spark endless speculation and tabloid fodder. Their lives-and deaths-are grave matters.

Cabinets Of Wonder

Author: Christine Davenne
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419705540
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Translation of Cabinets de curiositaes, published in Paris by Martiniaere in 2011.

Beyond The Dark Veil

Author: Jacqueline Ann Bunge Barger
Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco
ISBN: 9780867197969
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Shares images and ephemera that document the practice of nineteenth-century memorial photography.

Forces Of Form

Author: Laurens de Rooy
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9056295527
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Established around the private collections of Gerardus Vrolik (1775–1859) and his son Willem (1801–63), the Vrolik Musuem in Amsterdam has since its founding in the nineteenth century been one of the most admired expositions of anatomy in all of Europe. Scientists and physicians from all over the world travel to gaze upon the five thousand specimens of human and animal anatomy, embryology, pathology, and congenital anomalies housed at the museum. Forces of Form brings this collection back into the limelight, exploring the museum’s rich history and displaying in color illustrations 150 of the museum’s most fascinating specimens.

Death And The Afterlife

Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454914341
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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.

Memento Mori

Author: Paul Koudounaris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500517789
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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.

Death

Author: Wellcome Collection
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9780957028531
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Death the friend, Death the enemy ; violent death, gentle death, deathly warnings ; deaths to contemplate dand deaths to commemorate...

Taxidermy

Author: Alexis Turner
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ISBN: 9780500516706
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From style wilderness to height of cool, taxidermy has staged an extraordinary comeback. No longer confined to stately homes, stuffed animals are appearing everywhere from modern apartments to luxury department stores. High-profile artists have rejuvenated the medium and museums have dusted down their historic collections and put them back on display. Illustrated with stunning photography that explores this rich artform, past and present, this title is the most comprehensive and beautiful survey of taxidermy ever produced.