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Book of Skulls

Book of Skulls

Author: Faye Dowling
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The skull is one of the most recognizable symbols of today's contemporary visual culture. Since its 1970's renaissance in the iconic album designs of bands such as the Grateful Dead, the skull has found its way into the visual vocabulary of urban life, adorning T-Shirts, badges and rock memorabilia as the ultimate symbol of anarchy and rebellion. Repurposed and recast by artists, illustrators and designers, it has become one of the most iconic cultural symbols of our time. In response to this cultural phenomenon, The Book of Skulls presents a cool visual guide to the skull, charting its rebirth through music and street fashion to become today's ultimate anti-establishment icon. From Black Sabbath to Cypress Hill, skater punk graffiti to Gothic tattoos, from high-couture to Hello Kitty and Dali to Damien Hirst, this book is the ultimate collection of cool and iconic skull motifs. Drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art and graphic design The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of today's most iconic cultural symbols.
Table of contents

Introduction - overview of the significance of the skull in contemporary visual culture Seat of the Soul - cultural symbolism The crystal skull - new age phenomenon La Santa Muerte - Mexican folklore Cholo style - Chaz Bojorquez, street art I want your skull - music, 70s subversion Hells Angel - Bikers Face of evil - military history The art - the skull in fine art, Mapplethorpe to Hirst The fashion - the skull in fashion

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781856697002
  • : Laurence King Publishing
  • : Laurence King Publishing
  • : September 2011
  • : 180mm X 140mm X 14mm
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Faye Dowling
  • : 164 colour illustrations
  • : Paperback
  • : 911
  • : 160