Saving Graces

Saving Graces

Images of Women in European Cemeteries

Book - 1995
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"Many cemeteries in Europe are highly maintained sculpture gardens strewn with shockingly sensual sculptures of women. They are perfect, idealized creations - young, gorgeous, elaborately posed, and beautifully sculpted. Often naked or barely clothed, and consumed with grief for the dead, they are both a stunning and a compelling presence among the other gravestones. David Robinson's exquisite photographs reveal the angelic beauty and mystery of these lifelike sculptures. In her foreword, Joyce Carol Oates explores the many implications of these grief-stricken, extremely provocative female figures - our obsession with mortality, the rituals of mourning, the conflation of death and the erotic, the perfect female form as a male fantasy and a symbol of status."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393313338
Branch Call Number: 730.94 R659s
Characteristics: 114, [14] pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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