by Boccalatte in New Design on Friday 19 November 2010

This unusual art book — The Rapture Of Death — is a philosophical enquiry into the use of deathly imagery in contemporary art. It explores art and also literature, film and history to investigate why fear of death is an intrinsic part of life. Written by Prue Gibson, the Boccalatte designed book stalks monsters, nineteenth century ghost traditions, skulls, taxidermy, seventeenth century wunderkammer and the latest ‘curiosity art’ to find some answers.