Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre

Author(s): Paul Gambino

Art History

A fascinating insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre, Morbid Curiosities features 17 unique collections and an extensive interview with each collector, explaining how and why they collect, and showcasing the most remarkable pieces from each collection. The collections include skulls, mummified body parts, occult objects and various carnival, side-show and criminal ephemera. Detailed captions tell the curious stories behind each object, many of which are being shown outside the private world of their collections for the first time.


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Paul Gambino has been an avid collector of the macabre for over 20 years and owns an extensive collection of nineteenth-century memorial photographs. His two decades of collecting have gained him access to some of the world's most elite collectors of the macabre.

General Fields

  • : 9781780678665
  • : Laurence King Publishing
  • : Laurence King Publishing
  • : 0.83
  • : September 2016
  • : 240mm X 170mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Gambino
  • : Hardback
  • : 816
  • : English
  • : 745.1
  • : 208
  • : 175 colour illustrations