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    DescriptionThe skull is one of the most recognizable symbols of today's contemporary visual culture. Adorning T-Shirts, badges and rock memorabilia as the ultimate symbol of anarchy and rebellion, the image of the skull has found its way into the vocabulary of urban life. 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 the Grateful Dead to skater punk graffiti, from high-couture to Damien Hirst, this book is the ultimate collection of cool and unusual skull motifs. Packaged in an amazing 'skeleton' binding and 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.


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    Title
    The Book of Skulls
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Faye Dowling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 270 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781856697002
    ISBN 10: 1856697002
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AKL
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Abridged Dewey: 745
    LC classification: NC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25800
    BISAC V2.8: DES000000
    B&T Approval Code: A03240000
    BISAC V2.8: ART023000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 704.949612751
    DC22: 704.9496117
    Thema V1.0: AKL
    Illustrations note
    164 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Laurence King Publishing
    Imprint name
    Laurence King Publishing
    Publication date
    07 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Faye Dowling is a freelance editor, curator and art buyer specializing in photography, illustration, design, and contemporary visual culture. She has worked for magazines including Dazed & Confused, Varoom, Frieze, Eye, Edit and Pictured.
    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