Vampires: The Twilight World

Vampires The Twilight World A hauntingly beautiful photographic guide to the lore and landscapes of the vampire from the master of gothic imagery Using infrared film to convey the ethereal atmosphere of his subjects Marsden ha

  • Title: Vampires: The Twilight World
  • Author: Simon Marsden
  • ISBN: 9780956494283
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A hauntingly beautiful photographic guide to the lore and landscapes of the vampire, from the master of gothic imagery Using infrared film to convey the ethereal atmosphere of his subjects, Marsden has traveled from Germany to the United States, and Slovakia to Scotland as he hunts out the vampires of myth and literature, and real individuals suspected of vampirism His imA hauntingly beautiful photographic guide to the lore and landscapes of the vampire, from the master of gothic imagery Using infrared film to convey the ethereal atmosphere of his subjects, Marsden has traveled from Germany to the United States, and Slovakia to Scotland as he hunts out the vampires of myth and literature, and real individuals suspected of vampirism His images include sites of perennial fascination, such as Vlad Dracul s ruined palace in the wilderness of Romania, and recent places of vampire pilgrimage, like the Etruscan city of Volterra in Italy, home to Twilight s ancient vampire coven They are accompanied by his authoritative and entrancing text, filled with rare discoveries and travelers tales, plus extracts from classics such as Bram Stoker s Dracula, and an introduction that charts the secret history of the vampire right up to the darkly romantic figure of today Stunning, chilling, this title will satisfy gothic devotees and prove a timeless introduction for new fans of the vampire genre.

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    1. Ein wunderschönes Buch. Die Fotografien von Sir Simon Marsden sind umwerfend schön. Da geht dem Gruftie das Herzchen auf. Ich bin ja nicht so der Vampirgeschichtentyp, aber ich stehe auf schauerschöne Geschichten über verwitterte Orte. Da hat sich mein Besuch im 1 Euroladen gelohnt. Morgen schaue ich, ob es noch Restbestände gibt, die ich aufkaufen kann zum Verschenken.

    2. I’ve always been a huge fan of Sir Simon Marden’s work and possess all his previous books. His untimely death earlier this year robbed us of one of the great British photographers and writers of the supernatural.He appeared to have a genuine interest and affection for his subject which is not surprising in that he grew up in the English countryside in two reputedly haunted manor houses and with a father who liked to tell his children ghost stories by the fireside. Sir Simon specialised in ta [...]

    3. This is a lushly packaged book filled with black and white Gothic images of statues and ruins associated with vampires from legend. The photos are just the kind of images I like - like the images I take myself - and are by famous photographer Sir Simon Marsden, who often uses infrared film to capture his images. There are beautiful images of taken in Transylvania, New Orleans, Venice, Ireland, England and the French Cemetery of Pere Lachaise near Paris. The photographs are interspersed with extr [...]

    4. Despite the subtitle of the book, this only mentions that wretched fiction series in passing. The book explores the history, literature, and folklore of vampires, with text accompanying Marsden's haunting photography of castles, ruins, abbeys, and various other places and items. Marsden shoots his subjects primarily with infrared film, which lends a spooky atmosphere to the photos.

    5. This coffee table book is the perfect gift for the *true* vampire lover. (Sorry, Twitards.) It's full of real life accounts of vampirism, ancient myths, and stark photographs of cemeteries and ruined castles. Beautiful.

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