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Paperback | $33.95 Trade | £25.00 | 240 pp. | 9 x 9 in | 102 color illus., 20 b&w illus. | July 2016 | ISBN: 9781907222368
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Of Shadows

One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

Overview

One hundred objects, exuding magic and mystery, emerge from the darkness of Cornwall’s much-loved Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in this book of haunting photographs.

Artist and photographer Sara Hannant has captured the very essence of these carefully-selected artifacts, including wax dolls, wands, statues, daggers, pendants, robes and amulets. Each striking image tells its own vivid tale of belief and ceremonial practice.

Accompanying the photographs are informative texts from Sara Hannant and Museum director Simon Costin, as well as an illuminating introduction by the leading historian of British witchcraft and magic, Ronald Hutton.

About the Authors

Sara Hannant is an independent photographer with a background in fine art, editorial, documentary, and socially engaged photography. Her photographs have been featured on the BBC, and in The Guardian and The Sunday Times, and other publications. Her book Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey through the English Ritual Year received a runner-up Katharine Briggs Award in 2012.

Simon Costin, an art director and curator, is the director of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and the Museum of British Folklore.