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The Resource Severed : a history of heads lost and heads found, Frances Larson

Severed : a history of heads lost and heads found, Frances Larson

Label
Severed : a history of heads lost and heads found
Title
Severed
Title remainder
a history of heads lost and heads found
Statement of responsibility
Frances Larson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The human head is exceptional. It accommodates four of our five senses, encases the brain, and boasts the most expressive set of muscles in the body. It is our most distinctive attribute and connects our inner selves to the outer world. Yet there is a dark side to the head's preeminence, one that has, in the course of human history, manifested itself in everything from decapitation to headhunting. So explains anthropologist Frances Larson in this fascinating history of decapitated human heads. From the Western collectors whose demand for shrunken heads spurred massacres to Second World War soldiers who sent the remains of the Japanese home to their girlfriends, from Madame Tussaud modeling the guillotined head of Robespierre to Damien Hirst photographing decapitated heads in city morgues, from grave-robbing phrenologists to skull-obsessed scientists, Larson explores our macabre fixation with severed heads."--from publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
306.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT498.H43
LC item number
L37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Severed : a history of heads lost and heads found, Frances Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Oliver Cromwell's head -- Introduction: Irresistible heads -- Shrunken heads -- Trophy heads -- Deposed heads -- Framed heads -- Potent heads -- Bone heads -- Dissected heads -- Living heads -- Conclusion: Other people's heads
Control code
ocn869437945
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780871404541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869437945
Label
Severed : a history of heads lost and heads found, Frances Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Oliver Cromwell's head -- Introduction: Irresistible heads -- Shrunken heads -- Trophy heads -- Deposed heads -- Framed heads -- Potent heads -- Bone heads -- Dissected heads -- Living heads -- Conclusion: Other people's heads
Control code
ocn869437945
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780871404541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869437945

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