Design for Death, 1967.


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Back in stock! Design for Death, by Barbara Jones, 1967. Incredible book on the aesthetics of death. Jones covers the design and trends in style of everything death and death-adjacent, including hearses, funerals, coffins, condolence cards, memento mori, and more. Features photographs of cemeteries, replications of 19th century funeral home ads and coffin catalogs, and best of all, loads of charming drawings hand-sketched by Jones throughout of her findings.

304 pgs, 10" H x 7.5" W x 1.25" D. Very good condition, with edges slightly bumped on top of dj - otherwise excellent.