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The Book of Skulls

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  68 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The skull is one of the most recognizable symbols of today's contemporary visual culture. Since its 1970's renaissance in the iconic album designs of bands such as the Grateful Dead, the skull has found its way into the visual vocabulary of urban life, adorning T-Shirts, badges and rock memorabilia as the ultimate symbol of anarchy and rebellion. Repurposed and recast by a ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 7th 2011 by Laurence King Publishing
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Karel-Willem Delrue
I found this peculiar little book in the book shop of Centre Pompidou in Paris. I like to see it as a museum in a museum.
Faye Dowling accumulates a morbid and fascinating exhibition in a pocket-sized book.

I love skulls. Skulls rock!
I have always loved skulls. As a child I wanted a skull necklace, a bandana with a skull print and a zero skateboard. I lost my skateboarding skills years ago and I am fully aware of the fact that necklaces and bandanas are better not worn publicly. However, I retaine
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Hannah Lindsay
I have a huge love of skulls so this book is probably one of my favourites,I thought it was cute and has a lot of different types of skulls and where they came from. Definitely would recommend it!
Maria
Perfect for anyone fascinated by skulls.
Jason Bootle
Simple book all about skulls in art, design and culture. Touches on the religious and culture meaning of skulls and how they symbolise life, death, rebellion and vanity. Would have liked more reading and background on skulls but this is primarily a collection of designs and illustrations. Useful to me at the moment as I am designing an identity using a skull motif.
Richenda
great for pointing out key art works lacking linking/connecting theory
CateyLeo
Would have liked this to be a bit more comprehensive.
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