Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs (Hardback)
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Short Description for Heavenly Bodies Suitable for goths, art historians and everyone in between, this book includes images of more than seventy spectacular jeweled skeletons and the stories of dozens more, accompanied by rare archive material.
- Published: 08 October 2013
- Format: Hardback 192 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500251959 ISBN 10: 0500251959
- Sales rank: 8,392
Full description for Heavenly Bodies
Following on the success of his book The Empire of Death , which has attracted a global cult following, Paul Koudounaris brings the catacomb saints out of the darkness with this astonishing volume, which includes arresting images of more than seventy spectacular jeweled skeletons and the fascinating stories of dozens more, accompanied by rare archive material. This is the first time that some of these incredible relics both intriguing historical artifacts and masterpieces of artistic craftsmanship in their own right have appeared in a publication, with Koudounaris gaining unprecedented access to photograph in some of the most secretive religious establishments in Europe. This will be essential reading for goths, art historians and everyone in between.