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Memento Mori The Dead among Us

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ISBN-10: 0500252610

ISBN-13: 9780500252611

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul Koudounaris

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 6/21/2022
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 7.68" wide x 11.38" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 2.530

Paul Koudounaris received his doctorate from the art history department at UCLA. His previous books include The Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies. He lives in Los Angeles.