In this large handsome volume, seven themed chapters exhibit over a thousand illustrations of death-related artworks and artifacts from around the world. Here are catacombs, reliquaries, bone-pits; sombre ritual items, Hallowe'en and the Day of the Dead objects. The book covers funerary traditions, embalming and mummification as well as the curios and keepsakes of death. The images, most in colour, are complemented by nineteen essays, written by contributors across a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. Edited by Joanna Ebenstein.
London: Thames & Hudson, 2017. Hardback, 368 pages. New.