The Arsenic Eaters investigates the historical belief that the consumption of arsenic, one of the most potent mineral poisons, is beneficial to one’s health. Many ‘poison eaters’ were found among the pre-20th century rural population in the eastern parts of the Alps. The book consists of two parts. The first part, a visual study, sketches a possible reality in which the surreal story of the arsenic eaters makes sense. The second part presents Brugner’s cultural-historical research findings.
| 205 × 300 mm | 144 p | Otabind paperback in vinyl sleeve | full colour offset | EN |