Art of Death: Visual Culture in the English Death Ritual C. 1500-1800

Art of Death: Visual Culture in the English Death Ritual C. 1500-1800

by Nigel Llewellyn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780948462160
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 06/28/1997
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Nigel Llewellyn is Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Sussex, and has curated an exhibition entitled 'The Art of Death', to be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Table of Contents


Introduction
I. The Object of Commemoration
II. Rites of Passage
III. Dying, A Process
IV. Dances of Death
V. Examples of Virtue
VI. Death, A Bad Business
VII. Two Bodies
VIII. Body Language
IX. The Natural Body and its Fate
X. Funerals: The Declaration of Difference
XI. Heraldic Displays
XII. Funereal Paraphernalia
XIII. Liturgies
XIV. Worn Out and In
XV. Objects of Mourning
XVI. The Monumental Body
XVII. Kinds of Monument
XVIII. Image Theory
XIX. Epilogue
References
Select Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Index

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