The Dance of Death, also known as the Danse Macabre or the Totentanz, was a very popular theme in the art of the Middle Ages. The infamous black plague carried off kings, cardinals, and commoners alike, striking without warning.
It was enough to really get a person down, but artists of the era responded with surprisingly good humor. Simple but lively woodblock illustrations depicted common society types interacting directly with their own Death, usually represented by a cheery and worm-eaten cadaver playing a jaunty tune.
This kooky little art book updates that theme for the people of the 21st century. It features 48 full-color pages of art and snarky commentary (in gently obnoxious rhyme!) on the inevitably demise of such contemporary figures as:
- The Blogger
- The CEO
- The Celebutante
- The Hipster
Also included are several images from the famous Heidelberger Totentanz of 1488 that inspired this volume, along with nerdy historical commentary by yours truly, and a scintillating intro by the internet's favorite mortician, Caitlin Doughty of Ask A Mortician!
Purchasing this DIGITAL EDITION will provide you with a download link for the full-color, DRM-free high-resolution 8 Mb PDF file directly upon check-out.
PDFs are one of the most universal e-book file types. This file is ideal for reading on your computer, netbook, iPad of any generation (including retinal-display iPad 3), tablet computer, large-display smartphone, or full-color e-Book reader (such as Kindle Fire).
Please not that this is a digital edition ONLY. To purchase the PRINT edition of Danse Macabre 2.0, go here.