Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
By Sara Hannant and Simon Costin
225 x 225 mm, 240pp
Over 120 images in colour & BW.
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.
Sara’s pictures are rites of evocation… a radically new and exciting approach to the work of representing the past to the present. ~ Ronald Hutton