Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia by Danzig Baldaev
Book DescriptionThis final volume of previously unpublished drawings and photographs completes the "Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopadia" trilogy. Danzig Baldaevs unparalleled ethnographic achievement, documenting over 3,000 tattoo drawings, was made during a lifetime working as a prison guard. The motifs depicted represent the uncensored lives of the criminal classes, ranging from violence and pornography to politics and alcohol. In this title, a medieval knight is surrounded by the severed heads of his enemies, a naked woman simultaneously services a man and two dwarfs, a crying President Gorbachev grips a human bone between sabre-like fangs, a group of angels drinks vodka with God on a cloud, and the meanings of these arresting images are explained to the uninitiated eye. Accompanied by graphic photographs showing the grim reality of the Russian prison system and some of the alarming characters that inhabit it, the illustrated criminals of Russia tell the tale of their closed society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780955006197
(200mm x 118mm x 28mm)
Imprint: FUEL Publishing
Publisher: FUEL Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Danzig Baldaev
Soviets, Hardback (March 2014)
Features drawings from the archive of Danzig Baldaev, which satirize the Communist Party system, exposing the absurdities of Soviet life from drinking (Alcoholics and Shirkers) to the Afghan war (The Shady Enterprise), via dissent (Censorship, Paranoia and Suspicion) and religion (Atheism as an Ideology).
Drawings from the Gulag, Hardback (September 2010)
Contains 130 drawings describing the history, horror and peculiarities of the Gulag system from its inception in 1918. This title depicts methods of torture and mass murder undertaken by the administration, as well as the atrocities committed by criminals on their fellow inmates.
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia, Hardback (September 2009)» View all books by Danzig Baldaev
Features photographs, drawings and texts that are part of a collection of more than 3000 tattoos accumulated over a lifetime by a prison attendant. This title includes tattoos of skulls, swastikas, harems of naked women, a smiling Al Capone, medieval knights in armour, daggers sheathed in blood, and, benign images of Christ.
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