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American Grotesque :: The Life and Art of William Mortensen

January 27th, 2015

Ansel Adams has called him the anti-Christ, and with admirers including Anton LaVey, William Mortensen is the master of the macabre. Shunned by his peers (Adams wasn’t paying him a compliment), Mortensen fell into near obscurity after the 1940s, despite his prolific career in film and photography. After working alongside Tod Browning and Cecil B. […]

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Memento Mori :: The Dead Among Us

January 23rd, 2015

Paul Koudounaris has announced the release of his third and final book on the presentation of death in sacred contexts, Memento Mori. From the publisher: Through photos taken at more than 250 sites in thirty countries over a decade, Paul Koudoundaris has captured death around the world. From Bolivia’s “festival of the little pug-nosed ones”, […]

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Stiffs, Skulls, & Skeletons

November 26th, 2014

Due out late December, Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons is a huge collection of antique medical photographs, skeletons and the deceased. Stanley B. Burns, MD, has researched medical photography  for over forty years, and has compiled his findings into this volume. Including post-mortem and autopsy imagery and the nineteenth-century fascination with death and body parts (those Victorians!), this […]

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Some Wear Leather Some Wear Lace

November 12th, 2014

One of Haute Macabre’s favorite Tumblrs, Now This is Gothic, released Some Wear Leather Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s, a collection of select images from their incredible collection of throwback images of Goths in the 80s. We featured the Tumblr blog once before, and are still deeply in […]

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Beyond the Dark Veil

November 8th, 2014

  Even if you missed the Last Gasp Kickstarter from last month, The Thanatos Archive book, Beyond the Dark Veil: Post Mortem & Mourning Photography,  is now available to pre-order on Amazon. Quantities are limited, but I know that Loved to Death in San Francisco has received a shipment of them already! The Thanatos Archive […]

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Summer Reading: The Raven

October 8th, 2014

Yeah, yeah. I know. You read Poe’s The Raven already. Probably more than once. Quite possible you can recite it word for word. But you haven’t read it like this. The Library of Congress has scanned and hosted high resolution scans of a rare version of The Raven illustrated by Gustave Dore (best known for […]

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Last Gasp Books Kickstarter

September 27th, 2014

Don’t let indie publishers die. Last Gasp Books is a small publishing art house in San Francisco, struggling to stay afloat in these tumultuous times for the printed page. Help make these strange and wonderful book projects a reality! By contributing to the Kickstarter, the Last Gasp fall publishing season will produce a series of twisted […]

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Summer Reading: The Devil’s Bible

September 10th, 2014

  OK, so it kind of looks like a kick-ass Medieval version of Where The Wild Things Are. But it isn’t. This is The Devils’ Bible, or The Codex Gigas. This 13th century manuscript is the life’s work of a Benedictine monk named Herman the Recluse, who was pretty undeniably a bit touched in the […]

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