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The Book of Skulls

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  92 Ratings  ·  8 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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Richenda
Jul 29, 2012 Richenda rated it really liked it
great for pointing out key art works lacking linking/connecting theory
Karel-Willem Delrue
Jun 18, 2012 Karel-Willem Delrue rated it really liked it
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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LindseyThornton
Jul 01, 2016 LindseyThornton rated it liked it
I got this book on sale, and mostly because the art is so neat. I even took one of the pages out to frame (sorry, book.) The stories that go with each skull are fun to read and learn about, and honestly, it's just one of those great coffee table books. It's not some fascinating and engrossing read, but I'm glad it's on my bookshelf.
Hannah Lindsay
May 30, 2014 Hannah Lindsay rated it it was amazing
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 (Big City Bookworm)
Nov 23, 2014 Maria (Big City Bookworm) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: coffee-table
Perfect for anyone fascinated by skulls.
Marc Andrew
Jan 18, 2015 Marc Andrew rated it liked it
Shelves: my-books
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Jason Bootle
Aug 30, 2011 Jason Bootle rated it really liked it
Shelves: design, art-design
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.
CateyLeo
Dec 04, 2013 CateyLeo rated it it was ok
Would have liked this to be a bit more comprehensive.
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