Date of Award

Spring 5-3-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Thierry de Duve

Second Advisor

Lynda C Klich

Academic Program Adviser

Lynda C Klich


During the Weimar Republic three books that shared the morbid subject of death masks, were published in short intervals and immediately enjoyed enormous popularity. The three publications Das Ewige Antlitz , Totenmasken, and Das Letzte Gesicht serve as an underpinning of the cultural and philosophical investigation of death mask photography



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