Vampires: A Bloodthirsty History in Art and Literature

Vampires: A Bloodthirsty History in Art and Literature

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Vampires: A Bloodthirsty History in Art and Literature by Diana Phillips-Summers, Daniel Ackerman

Combining encyclopedic content with stunning images, this ode to vampires includes historical accounts from various cultures, striking photos and artwork, and literary passages on vampires. Revealed are pictures of vampires on Stone-Age cave walls, in the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs, in Chinese drawings on porcelain vessels, and in sculptures produced by the ancient civilizations of Central and South America. Discussed are the origins of this phenomenon, the reasons why vampires attract both fans and revilers, and the identities of the most famous vampires in literature and art.

Author Biography: Diana Phillips-Summers holds a degree in anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789654941693
Publisher: Astrolog Publishing House
Publication date: 12/05/2002
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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