The text though interesting and informational is not as fascinating nor as disturbing as the photos inside Old anatomical prints and illustrations with figures and other items used throughout history Then you have the photos of the anatomical Venus the almost beautiful wax dolls that could be dissected over and over to teach anatomy without the mess. Que hermoso libro Y los ensayos tienen muy buena documentaci n hist rica Recomiendo en la misma l nea Bourgery Atlas Of Human Anatomy And Surgery. This is a beautifully illustrated book that gives a history of female anatomical sculptures The text raises numerous philosophical issues related to the works, and one only wishes that the author had pursued her meditations in greater depth As it stands, with its lavish and provocative illustrations, the book becomes a springboard for thought on these objects which exist at an uncanny nexus of art, science, and the erotic. Great introduction to the subject with fantastic photos illustrations My only frustration was the layout, which frequently breaks up the main text mid sentence for two or even four pages of images with details captions to read or full page quotes, so it takes a bit effort to read linearly. I bought this book because the subject matter fascinates me as a writer Grimms The Glass Coffin is one of my favourite fairy tales, and I see much symbolism in it I am also very interested in the 18th century.The book is extremely fascinating, although I must warn you that it can also be quite disturbing I particularly found this to be the case with the second half, which dealt much with sexual themes Personally, I see asexual themes in the idea of the sleeping beauty glass coffin, particularly themes of inviolate chastity, so I was a little disappointed that those issues were not touched upon On the other hand, I was intrigued by the stories of many of the wax sculptors and anatomists involved, several of whom were female. Less reviewed than it is discussed in my blog post, Adventures in Morbid Non fiction the interest posed by the immediate subject it puts these strange objects in the context of a longer tradition of wax modeling and effigies, which has ultimately become interesting to me than the narrower category of anatomical Venuses Of All The Artifacts From The History Of Medicine, The Anatomical Venus With Its Heady Mixture Of Beauty, Eroticism And Death Is The Most Seductive These Life Sized Dissectible Wax Women Reclining On Moth Eaten Velvet Cushions With Glass Eyes, Strings Of Pearls, And Golden Tiaras Crowning Their Real Human Hair Were Created In Eighteenth Century Florence As The Centerpiece Of The First Truly Public Science Museum Conceived As A Means To Teach Human Anatomy, The Venus Also Tacitly Communicated The Relationship Between The Human Body And A Divinely Created Cosmos Between Art And Science, Nature And Mankind Today, She Both Intrigues And Confounds, Troubling Our Neat Categorical Divides Between Life And Death, Body And Soul, Effigy And Pedagogy, Entertainment And Education, Kitsch And Art The First Book Of Its Kind, The Anatomical Venus, By Morbid Anatomy Museum Cofounder Joanna Ebenstein, Features Over Images Many Never Before Published Gathered By Its Author From Around The World Its Extensively Researched Text Explores The Anatomical Venus Within Her Historical And Cultural Context In Order To Reveal The Shifting Attitudes Toward Death And The Body That Today Render Such Spectacles Strange It Reflects On Connections Between Death And Wax, The Tradition Of Life Sized Simulacra And Preserved Beautiful Women, The Phenomenon Of Women In Glass Boxes In Fairground Displays, And Ideas Of The Ecstatic, The Sublime And The Uncanny Joanna Ebenstein Is A Multidisciplinary Artist, Curator, Writer, Lecturer And Graphic Designer She Originated The Morbid Anatomy Blog And Website, And Is Cofounder With Tracy Hurley Martin And Creative Director Of The Morbid Anatomy Museum In Brooklyn, New York She Is Coauthor Of Walter Potter S Curious World Of Taxidermy, With Dr Pat Morris Coeditor Of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology, With Colin Dickey And Acted As Curatorial Consultant To Wellcome Collection S Exquisite Bodies Exhibition In She Has Also Worked With Such Institutions As The New York Academy Of Medicine, The Dittrick Museum And The Vrolik Museum Beautifully made book I mostly bought this for the pictures but I really liked the topics of the chapters I especially enjoyed From Sacred to Scientific Use of Wax and Ecstasy, Fetishism, and Doll Worship. Fantastically creepy and fascinating. Un libro bellissimo per curiosi ed intenditori dell arte nella anatomia Alla fine ci sono anche elencati i luoghi d interesse per chi volesse vedere dal vivo queste eccentriche opere d arte.
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- The Anatomical Venus
- Joanna Ebenstein
- 07 February 2017 Joanna Ebenstein