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Infernal Device: Machinery of Torture and execution Hardcover – November 30, 2007


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About the Author

Erik Ruhling is a graphic designer and the curator of www.occasionalhell.com. He holds degrees in anthropology and English and lives in Atlanta, Georgia, in a house without a dungeon (unfortunately).
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Disinformation Books; First Edition edition (November 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932857893
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932857894
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.7 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #757,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bill Brent on February 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Rühling taught himself 3-D rendering in order to create his lovely (and gruesome) little book. This petite yet substantial volume (40 full-color photo pages) deserves some kind of design award. He renders his gallery of torture tools in a stark museum-exhibit style while his text, an impressive feat of condensed scholarship, vividly evokes images of the poor souls who were subjected to their horrors. It's a jarring and effective contrast of the mechanistic and humanistic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Garcia on June 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is divided into five categories of machinery, ranging from the simple (the chain scourge) to the elaborate (the brazen bull); works of art intended to cause pain. Within each category I've identified two torture devices popularized in movies, literature and history that most people might readily recognize.

Eric Ruhling's collection of 30 torture devices constructed from drawing and photographs which were created into 3D depictions is amazing. Each device has a short description of its use and functionality either real or fictional.

I.Punishments Vile
Piety belt
Chain Scourge
II.Crushing Embrace
Head Crusher
Thumbscrews
III.Fearful Penetration
Iron Maiden
St. Elmo's Belt
IV.The Unkindest Cut
Mutilation Shears
Guillotine
V.Sheer Brutality
The Brazen Bull
Judas Cradle

A great book that portrays a time in history through 3D representations of machinery both brutal and unforgiving, employed on victims in the name of justice, greed or power.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alucard on November 3, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I feel like I've been totally ripped off. Most pages are photos with a short explanation. It reminds me of a coffee table book. If I had known that this was going to be so brief, I would never have spent the money on this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frankenvolt on February 21, 2011
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This is a great quick read. It is not an in depth history but more of an overview. It would make a great coffe table book, and that is not intended as an insult.This book includes great large pictures and lots of them. I have aleady recommended to to others as it is interesting and informal.
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By Rebecka on July 17, 2013
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I could have found this kind of elementary grade information for free online. Not worth the money I paid for it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JP on February 3, 2013
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Was expecting more. Hand drawn pictures, nothing out of the ordinary.
I think a Middle school kid could written a better book on this subject. I mean this person is supposed to be an authority
on the subject. You could get better & more info @ your public library.
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