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Vampires: A Bloodthirsty History in Art and Literature

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Publisher Comments:

A superbly illustrated who's who of the vampire world.

Synopsis:

An informative and lush visual guide to vampires through the ages Combining encyclopedic content with stunning images, this ode to vampires includes historical accounts from various cultures, striking photos and artwork, and literary passages on vampires. Revealed are pictures of vampires on Stone-Age cave walls, in the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs, in Chinese drawings on porcelain vessels, and in sculptures produced by the ancient civilizations of Central and South America. Discussed are the origins of this phenomenon, the reasons why vampires attract both fans and revilers, and the identities of the most famous vampires in literature and art.

About the Author

Diana Phillips-Summers holds a degree in anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789654941693
Subtitle:
A Bloodthirsty History in Art and Literature
Author:
Ackerman, Daniel
Author:
Phillips-Summers, Diana
Author:
Summers, Diana Phillips
Publisher:
Astrolog Publishing House
Location:
2 Habad Street
Subject:
History
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Cults
Publication Date:
20030801
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.64x8.86x.40 in. 1.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

Humanities » Mythology » Mythological Creatures
Humanities » Mythology » Vampires

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Product details 144 pages Astrolog Publishing House - English 9789654941693 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An informative and lush visual guide to vampires through the ages Combining encyclopedic content with stunning images, this ode to vampires includes historical accounts from various cultures, striking photos and artwork, and literary passages on vampires. Revealed are pictures of vampires on Stone-Age cave walls, in the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs, in Chinese drawings on porcelain vessels, and in sculptures produced by the ancient civilizations of Central and South America. Discussed are the origins of this phenomenon, the reasons why vampires attract both fans and revilers, and the identities of the most famous vampires in literature and art.
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