Sunday, October 09, 2016
31 Days of Halloween - Day 9
Memento Mori by Paul Koudounaris
Thames & Hudson. 2015
From ossuaries to Catholic mummies, Bolivian ˜Natitas, to gilded skulls, and fully dressed skeletons, photographer, Paul Koudounaris, a specialist in the culture of death takes us on a world tour of places where the remains of the dead are still part of the day to day culture and customs of the living. The photographs are exquisite, and the text informative. Like his two previous books (The Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies), Memento Mori is a must have.