Skullture: Skulls in Contemporary Visual Culture

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Simultaneously frightening and familiar, the image of the skull is the closest thinghuman civilization has ever seen to a universal aesthetic totem. Although the power of its iconic form originates from its association with death, it has come to represent so much more. Skullture takes a comprehensive approach while examining this phenomenon, taking into account both visual and conceptual considerations of the skull throughout history. The book explores the connections of Aztec religious iconography to Damien Hirst and the ...

Skullture: Skulls in Contemporary Visual Culture 2015, Gingko Press

ISBN-13: 9781584236139