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Gentlemen, Madmen, Things That Are Not Men - Signed Art Book - Polaroids - Antique Photos - Dark Rhymes

Gentlemen, Madmen, Things That Are Not Men - Signed Art Book - Polaroids - Antique Photos - Dark Rhymes

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GENTLEMEN, MADMEN, THINGS THAT ARE NOT MEN
by D. VENATRIX

Wolves in human clothing
Arise from underneath
They won't get their hands bloody
Only their teeth

So begins this dark, compelling book documenting an uncanny world and the elegant but perilous folk who dwell there. Some might call them fairies, some might call them monsters. They look like gentlemen but they are anything but gentle. They live underground, but they prowl our streets. Every shadow may hide a doorway into their topsy-turvy, twilight land.

Original retro-look instant photos of liminal objects and places are juxtaposed with unique vintage portraits of striking but often strange men (and a few ladies), interspersed with rhyming, sometimes Gorey-esque poetry evoking an otherworldly and subtly sinister atmosphere.

There is also a hidden spell within the poems for you to discover, a reward for close attention.

DETAILS

Paperback, 80# coated paper, stapled, 9x7 inches, 52 pages. Customized with hand-carved rubber stamp impressions on inside covers. Signed on inside of back cover.

39 instant photographs taken on Impossible Project film (b&w and color) with a vintage Polaroid Sun600 camera. 26 antique cabinet cards, photographs and RPPCs from the 1890's through 1940's (sepia and b&w), some of which have been embellished with walnut ink, plus one 19th century glass slide negative (back cover). 26 short rhyming poems and cantrips to send shivers down your spine.

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GENTLEMEN, MADMEN, THINGS THAT ARE NOT MEN
by D. VENATRIX

Wolves in human clothing
Arise from underneath
They won't get their hands bloody
Only their teeth

So begins this dark, compelling book documenting an uncanny world and the elegant but perilous folk who dwell there. Some might call them fairies, some might call them monsters. They look like gentlemen but they are anything but gentle. They live underground, but they prowl our streets. Every shadow may hide a doorway into their topsy-turvy, twilight land.

Original retro-look instant photos of liminal objects and places are juxtaposed with unique vintage portraits of striking but often strange men (and a few ladies), interspersed with rhyming, sometimes Gorey-esque poetry evoking an otherworldly and subtly sinister atmosphere.

There is also a hidden spell within the poems for you to discover, a reward for close attention.

DETAILS

Paperback, 80# coated paper, stapled, 9x7 inches, 52 pages. Customized with hand-carved rubber stamp impressions on inside covers. Signed on inside of back cover.

39 instant photographs taken on Impossible Project film (b&w and color) with a vintage Polaroid Sun600 camera. 26 antique cabinet cards, photographs and RPPCs from the 1890's through 1940's (sepia and b&w), some of which have been embellished with walnut ink, plus one 19th century glass slide negative (back cover). 26 short rhyming poems and cantrips to send shivers down your spine.

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