Skull Sourcebook: Over 500 Skulls in Art Culture

Author(s): Adele Nozedar

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Delve deep into the ancient secrets of the skull and how the lasting icon affects the world today. You see them in your dreams, representing death, mortality, or consciousness, Capuchin monks decorated with thousands, Shakespeare's Hamlet held one, and Alexander McQueen made it a fashion statement. Skulls are one of the oldest symbols of our world, rich with cultural resonance and significance. From the origins of Aztec skull art and the Jolly Roger that was hoisted on pirate flags to the sugar skull for Mexico's Day of the Dead, skulls have a wealth of source history and, of course, a long line of artistic tradition. Skull Sourcebook features hundreds of different skull images and artworks through history, and author Adele Nozedar deeply explores their iconic significance. Discover meanings, stories, and lore behind the skull and ponder dozens of artistic examples of skulls in art, tattoos, music, literature, fashion, and more. Accompanied with works by famous artists like Damien Hirst and George Ioannou, the Skull Sourcebook is a varied and eclectic collection of one of the world's most-recognized symbols.


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Adele Nozedar is the bestselling author of The Element Encyclopedia of Signs Symbols, The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans, Freaky Dreams, The Secret Language of Birds, The Secret Language of Birds Tarot, The Hedgerow Handbook, and The Garden Forager. She lives in Wales where she currently hosts foraging walks, writes books, and runs the Brecon Beacons Foraging School. Learn more about Adele at

General Fields

  • : 9781631061585
  • : Rock Point
  • : Rock Point
  • : April 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : General Adult
  • : 288
  • : Adele Nozedar
  • : Paperback