The Culture and Art of Death in 19th Century America

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About the Book

Nineteenth-century Victorian mourning rituals—long and elaborate public funerals, the wearing of lavishly somber mourning clothes, and families posing for portraits with deceased loved ones—are often depicted as bizarre or scary. But behind many were rational or spiritual meanings.
This book takes an in-depth look at how death affected Victorian society and the creative ways in which people responded to it. The author discusses mediums as performance artists, post mortem painters photographers, and draws a connection between death and the emergence of 3-dimensional media.

About the Author(s)

D. Tulla Lightfoot is faculty emeritus of the University North Carolina Pembroke and lives in Aventura, Florida. She is the author of many academic articles on art and art education, has edited academic journals and has made several presentations in her field.

Bibliographic Details

D. Tulla Lightfoot
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 40 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6537-5
Imprint: McFarland