Does This Mean You’ll See Me Naked? ($13) is a brave book in that it concentrates on an iffy subject. Funeral homes are the last place you would probably think of to base a book around, yet this makes for a fascinating read. Written by a funeral director, he has over the years witnessed families going wild at viewing, the weird things that have been stolen, the practical difficulties that exist in preparing bodies for viewings and, of course, the business end that is the burial. Written in an engaging style with all the names changed, obviously, this is way more interesting that it sounds at the outset. Give it a shot.
In Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed ($41), the photographer esteemed Frederic Chaubin reveals ninety buildings located in fourteen former Soviet Republics that display what could be considered as the 4th age of Soviet architecture. These buildings reveal an unexpected rejuvenation of imagination, an unknown and unexpected burgeoning that took place in the two decades between 1970 ...[Read More]