Honoring Death and those who have died on the Day of the Dead has always been a part of Mexican culture. The catharsis and excitement the holiday brings are infectious, and so it has been adopted in many countries around the world. Falling on November 1st and 2nd, Day of the Dead is particularly popular in central and southern regions of Mexico, where family members who have passed away are paid homage to in unique, personal ways. This beautiful book shows how these celebrations manifest themselves in fantastic murals, street art, costumes, festivals, altars and more. Traditional Mexican Day of the Dead rituals and beliefs that have been adapted into other places around the world, including in Europe and America, are explored in this book; as well as the differences between the modern day and ancient versions of the celebration. Journey through the festivities and take in the incredible, and instantly recognizable, sugar skulls, face masks, food and music. The text explores films and TV shows that have been hugely influenced by Day of the Dead, alongside exciting illustrations that bring the colourful, rich and passionate holiday to life. Day of the Dead brings together all aspects of the Mexican holiday, exploring the historical context behind the celebration and contemporary artists that have been inspired by the festivities and beliefs. Joinin the celebrations and find out what Day of the Dead is truly about with this vibrant, colorful book.
|Product dimensions:||11.10(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
As a boy, Russ Thorne loved reading Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, playing Hero Quest and poring over issues of "White Dwarf," admiring the cover art in the process. Later he studied English Literature and got to know Homer’s heroes and a bit of Beowulf, before beginning a career as a writer and editor. Since then he’s published books on tattoo art, body piercing and vampires and writes regularly for national newspapers including the Independent.