Grave Goods
April 12, 2004 7:57 AM   Subscribe

Taphophiles, Rejoice! Northstar Galleries offers a collection of grave images from around the world. Of particular interest is an essay and gallery on "Sensuality in Memorial Art." But if potentially NSFW stone nudes are not your thing, you can search the Farber Gravestone Collection's archive of over thirteen thousand image database of pre-1800 American gravestones, more than enough for a melancholy afternoon.
posted by robocop is bleeding (6 comments total)
Northstar Galleries also has some other, non-morbid photographic archives for those interested.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:13 AM on April 12, 2004

Nice links, although you beat me to the taphophile post I was working on. *pout*
posted by JoanArkham at 9:07 AM on April 12, 2004

[This is good]

(For lack of a better phrase to sum it all up...)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 12:12 PM on April 12, 2004

I thought that said "Tapophiles," and I was expecting a dissertation on the early works of Nigel Tufnel & David St. Hubbins. Ahem.

But there is a huge amount of beauty and poetry in the design of a good gravestone or mausoleum, and I've always loved cemeteries for the solitude and sense of great care they represent.

Nice links, robocop.
posted by chicobangs at 1:23 PM on April 12, 2004

Naked and petrified, even.

No sign of Natalie Portman, though.
posted by Captain_Tenille at 1:27 PM on April 12, 2004

My undergrad degree is in english lit, but I spent most of my time reading epitaphs, looking at gravestones, and poking about slides of various English chapels.

If I can find some good representative links of epitaphs (not the corney limerick ones, but the real poetry), maybe I'll have a second ffp all planned out!

That is, of course, unless you want to take it JoanArkham. :)
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:14 PM on April 12, 2004

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