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THE ART OF DEATH: VISUAL CULTURE IN THE ENGLISH DEATH RITUAL, C. 1500-C. 1800. Nigel Llewellyn. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1991. Published in association with Reaktion Books Ltd, London. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Washington Press, Seattle. 160 pp. with 101 ills. (10 col.). 24 x 16 cm. LC 92-105224 ISBN 0948462167 In English.
Presents a thorough examination of the ritualization of death in English culture from the 16th through the 18th century as reflected in funerary monuments, mourning jewelry, death masks and diverse artifacts and as illustrated in paintings, prints, drawings and other works by such artists as Holbein, Hogarth, Rowlandson and Blake. Including concise chapters on topics ranging from funeral rites to Dance of Death imagery, the substantial text traces attitudes toward death in England over the period and describes the beliefs and customs associated with the featured objects.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054696
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