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Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us

Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us

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A macabre, spectacular, and thought-provoking survey of death in life, this book collects the many ways human remains are used in decorative, commemorative, and devotional contexts around the world today.

This compact edition of Memento Mori takes the reader on a ghoulish but beautiful tour of some of the world's more unusual sacred sites and traditions, in which human remains are displayed for the benefit of the living. From burial caves in Indonesia festooned with bones to skulls smoking cigarettes, wearing beanie hats and sunglasses, and decorated with garlands of flowers in South America, author Paul Koudounaris ventures beyond the grave to find messages of hope and salvation. His glorious color photographs and insightful commentaries reveal that in many places, the realms of the living and the dead are nowhere near so distinct as contemporary Western society would have us believe.

Author: Paul Koudounaris
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 06/21/2022
Pages: 216
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 2.50lbs
Size: 11.20h x 7.60w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780500252611
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