Need a last minute holiday gift for a dark-minded soul? Lucky for you, this has been an exceptional year for dark, goth and stunning art books.
The following books have all been released in 2013 (most this fall). And yes I desperately want all of them (except the two I already have — Frolich by Brandi Milne and Heavenly Bodies by Paul Koudounaris — both of which are perfection).
Collections by Individual Artists:
Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombsby Dr. Paul Koudounaris available from Amazon for $22.86 and beyond spectacular
DROOL Incurable Disorder: The Art of Elizabeth McGrath available from Amazon for $28.51
YOUR EYES WILL POP OUT OF YOUR HEAD IN AMAZEMENT The Drawings of Laurie Lipton available from Amazon for $27.90
Frolich by Brandi Milne available signed from her website for $45
Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions available through Amazon for $34.48
EEK! Beyond the Sun: The Insane Pen & Ink Art of Sean Madden available through Amazon for $14.95
Group Collections and Art History
Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell available through Amazon for $42.56
I LOVE these nineteenth century French novelty cards which depict a min Hell. The book even comes with a 3-D viewer so you can view the art as the creators intended.
The Story of Black by John Harvey available through Amazon for $28.71
This book covers the cultural impact and connotations throughout world history of my favorite color: Black.
The Story of Black
The Story of Black
Night Parade Of Dead Souls: Japanese Ghost Paintings (Ukiyo-e Master Series) available through Amazon for $22.39
This English book contains 70 iconic images of the Japanese female ghost or yurei by a variety of artists.
Cabinets of Wonder available through Amazon for $32.51 contains 180 photographs of some of the best curiosity collections in the known world.
Taxidermy by Alexis Turner available through Amazon for $24.63
The book strives to be a complete survey of the art form.
Rammstein on Fire: New Perspectives on the Music and Performances on Amazon for $36
Happy Holidays fiends!