Beautiful death: art of the cemetery

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Penguin Studio, Oct 24, 1996 - Art - 176 pages
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A collection of photographs from the burial grounds of Europe explores the beauty of cemeteries and the emotions the survivors of the dead placed into the making of the tombs, accompanied by a meditation on the death of his own parents by Dean Koontz. 60,000 first printing.

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User Review  - bookishbat - LibraryThing

Primarily photographs by David Robinson, with an opening essay by Dean Koontz. Lovely art photos, but not a book you'll look to if you want to track down the exact location (or history, or name of anyone in the tombs) of any of these graves beyond the cemetery where they're located. Read full review

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Beautifully done. Amazing photography. Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Dean Koontz was born July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania. He received a degree in Education from Shippensburg State College in 1967. A former high school English teacher as well as a teacher-counselor with the Appalachian Poverty Program, Koontz began writing as a child to escape an ugly home life caused by his alcoholic father. A prolific writer at a young age, Koontz had sold a dozen novels by the age of 25. Early in his career, Koontz wrote under numerous pen names including David Axton, Brian Coffey, K. R. Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, Richard Paige, and Owen West. He is now an internationally acknowledged suspense master. Several of his titles were #1 on the New York Times bestseller list including Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, The Husband, and Odd Hours. His latest novel is entitled, What the Night Knows.

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