Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia

4.21 avg rating
( 314 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9783882439205: Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A first volume in a best-selling series that reflects intricate and symbolic aspects of Russian subculture and also inspired details from David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises is a visual treasury of more than 3,000 tattoos accumulated throughout the course of a Russian prison attendant's career.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Synopsis:

The photographs, drawings and texts published here are part of a collection of 3.600 tattoos collected over thirty three years in St Petersburg's notorious Kresty prison by attendant Danzig Baldayev. He acknowledges the tattoos as his entrance into a secret world, where he became something as an ethnographer, setting down the ways of a closed society. The tattoos are artful, distasteful, sexually explicit and sometimes simply strange, reflecting as they do the lives and mores of convicts. There are skulls with swastikas, naked women, a smiling Al Capone, assorted demons, medieval knights in armor, daggers and blood, benign images of Christ, mosques and minarets, sweet-faced mothers and babies, tanks and a horned Lenin. Once the criminal language and tattoos were the code of a restricted world, then the world of the criminal became open and their language was diffused into society, but the tattoos remain the secret part.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Baldaev, Danzig; Vasiliev, Sergei; Plutser-Sarno, Alexei
Published by Steidl
ISBN 10: 3882439203 ISBN 13: 9783882439205
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Steidl. Hardcover. Condition: New. 3882439203 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0841833

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
47.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.80
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Danzig Baldaev; Sergei Vasiliev; Alexei Plutser-Sarno
Published by Steidl (2003)
ISBN 10: 3882439203 ISBN 13: 9783882439205
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Steidl, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M3882439203

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
82.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Danzig Baldaev; Sergei Vasiliev; Alexei Plutser-Sarno
Published by Steidl (2003)
ISBN 10: 3882439203 ISBN 13: 9783882439205
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Steidl, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00ZM32ZOY

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
82.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds