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Six Feet Under: Autopsie Unseres Umgangs Mit Toten/Autopsy of Our Relation to the Dead
Six Feet Under collects an international array of contemporary and historical artworks, some dating back to the sixteenth century, that take on the topic of death and decay. In art, death is a universal subject. In contemporary art, two extremes can be determined: art either reclaims the rituals of death--which have strayed from organized religion to professional service p ...more
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Kerber Verlag
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Interesting book. Lots of color plates and insightful text dealing with mans artistic relationship with death. This book covers a wide range of death related art- from symbolic metaphors to the nuts and bolts of “funerary art” (headstones, coffins, and such). I found the brief section about Hans Holbein’s work very interesting. The real gem of this book is the all too brief section on Ghanaian Figural Coffins.