Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found (Paperback)
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Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found (Paperback)

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Published: 01/10/2015
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Our history is littered with heads. Over the centuries, they have decorated our churches, festooned our city walls and filled our museums; they have been props for artists and specimens for laboratory scientists, trophies for soldiers and items of barter. Today, as videos of decapitations circulate online and cryonicists promise that our heads may one day live on without our bodies, the severed head is as contentious and compelling as ever.

From shrunken heads to trophies of war; from memento mori to Damien Hirst's With Dead Head; from grave-robbing phrenologists to enterprising scientists, Larson explores the bizarre, often gruesome and confounding history of the severed head. Its story is our story.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783780563
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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“Macabre and fascinating”

An intensely researched and thoroughly engaging read that forces the reader to address their own perceptions of mortality and identity.

'Severed' is easily one of the most fascinating books that I have... More

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