A collection of observation and personal reminiscence on the precarious subject of death, written in language that is academic, poetic and sometimes, revealingly, both. Aesthetics sit side-by-side with sentient expressions of despair in this collaboration that embraces the thoughts and feelings of art critics, philosophers, film-makers, poets, and painters. Art & Death questions the premise that death - in its various and ingenious forms - is a natural and therefore acceptable aspect of life, and reveals the many secret and transitory deaths that are manifest along life's passage.
Contributors include Stephen Barber, Henry Ralph Carse, Judith Chandler, Antony Copley, Piers Faccini, Michael Florescu, Dom Gabrielli, Donald Kuspit, Simon Lane, Stephen Newton, Roy Oxlade, George Pattison, Amos Poe, Marcus Reichert, Edward Rozzo, Sr Anselma Scollard OSB, and Mike von Joel.
Lavishly illustrated in black and white with works of art and rare photographs of the writers and their subjects. Images include the correspondence of Ronnie Kray, photographs of Antonin Artaud, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Alfred Hitchcock, Guy & Simon Lane, Amos Poe, Cookie Mueller, Joseph Goebbels, Jackson Pollock, Edmond JabÃ????Ã???Ã??Ã?Â©s, and Michael Florescu. With works of art by Abrecht DÃ????Ã???Ã??Ã?Â¼rer, Marianne Boutrit, Brueghel the Elder, Roy Oxlade, Rose Wylie, Diego Velasquez, Francis Bacon, Marcus Reichert, Stephen Newton, Alberto Giacometti, Judith Chandler, Piers Faccini, Andrea Mantegna, Michelangelo, and Vincent van Gogh.show more
by Fay Grosvenor