Many traditions put special emphasis on the preparation and dressing of bodies after death. Centuries and continents may divide different cultures, but the desire to dress the dead in fancy hats is an essential part of human nature. Paul Koudounaris has traveled the world to photograph the most remarkable ossuaries and memorials, capturing the different means of preserving and paying respect that people have developed over the last few millennia. Memento Mori features large, full color photographs and explanatory text, detailing each style of burial with an appreciative, non-judgmental point of view.