The Morbid Anatomy Anthology by Joanna Ebenstein & Colin Dickey (Morbid Anatomy Press) $30.00 - 28 lavishly illustrated essays about the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine as well as death and the macabre. Topics include the catacombs of Palermo, books bound in human skin, …
Published by Picturebox Inc
204p, full color, 6"x8"
Glossy color candyland renders Yokoyama's experimental exploratorium both infinitely re-readable and barely penetrable. I'm on my third time through and it still takes conscious effort not to fall into some subconscious mathemagical realm of pure form after page 60. What's going on here? The approach is simple but the visuals are so dense, paintings and photos interchanged with easteregg tonals and cold hard graphic elementals. It's less like a comic and more like a place that sells only fancy ribbons....You can spend time unravelling yards and yards of a certain flavor that you won't be able to find at all on your next read through. Go for it. -EF