Abject d'art

Muller, Vivienne (2006) Abject d'art. M - C Journal, 9(5), pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Central to the embalmer’s and mortician’s art is an interesting paradox- the signification of death without physical corruption of the body. Howarth’s analysis of the “humanization techniques” in sustaining the fiction of living, points not only to “theatrical strategies” involved, but to the necessary concealment of the artist (the embalmer, the undertaker) in the process.

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ID Code: 18846
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1441-2616
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2009 07:08
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:30

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