EBOOK/PDF The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

This touches two fascinating subjects wax sculpture as an art form and anatomy books as a source of scientific information and cheap thrills The first deserves respect than it enerally Classic Rough News gets Madame Tussaud s is barely the tip of the iceberg The second is treated here mainly as a means touilty voyeurism You will hardly learn anything about anatomy from this book but the images of chopped up women are jolting The book ives a nice coverage of the history of wax and anatomical art Some features of the production did not appeal to me Entire pages are devoted to boldface uotations with legends too tiny for the human eye to decipher The first time I read the book I didn t even notice the LEGENDS AT ALL THERE IS A at all There is a of historical photographs but many are printed so small commemorative postage stamp size and at such low resolution that some of the history contained therein such low resolution that some of the history contained therein lost For an art book try Alessandro Riva s book on Clemente Susini. 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 lass eyes strings of pearls and olden 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. .


The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the EcstaticE artifact The book discusses the creation of the venus their contribution to science and public opinion their place amoungst science religion art and at THE FAIR A CHAPTER ALSO DISCUSES fair A chapter also discuses eroticism It s fascinating just such a ood read and a wonderful addition if you have an interest in history s fascinating just such a ood read and a wonderful addition if you have an interest in history and science Un libro precioso e imprescindible para los apasionados del arteServicio altamente eficiente Entrega rapid sima producto en perfecto estado y precio muy competitivo Informative educational beautiful Beautiful book reat shipping I only ive this three stars because I bought the ebook version and it s basically unreadable Can t really zoom too well or view the images in the desktop reader can t download it as a pdf to actually be able to inspect closely It s a bathroom book It lacks depth Arrived in perfect condition so excited to read Looks fantastic Bellissimo libro ricco di fotografie e molto descrittivo mi piaciuto molto. Irground displays and ideas of the ecstatic the sublime and the uncanny Joanna Ebenstein is a multidisciplinary artist curator writer lecturer and raphic 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 Exuisite Bodies exhibition in She has also worked with such institutions as the New York Academy of Medicine the Dittrick Museum and the Vrolik Muse. ,

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Which is stunning ISBN 978 8889188972 Came sooner than expected Great book super excited to et it This is another beautiful book 8889188972 Came sooner than expected Great book super excited to et it This is another beautiful book Joanna Ebenstein and the Morbid Anatomy MuseumThe book itself is well designed well made and includes nice touches like headbandsThe photos and illustrations are of intriguing anatomical models that were widely used before the advent of photography The detail on some of the models is astounding Some of the models even include detail of the lymphatic system which is usually even to this day ignoredI was especially surprised to see a photo of a painting depicting the sculptor Jean L on G rome creating my favorite statue TANAGRAI HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR highly recommend this book for Strangely delightful The Anatomical Venus throws some light on what some may perceive as the darker corners of the boundary between science and popular culture I loved this book The wealth of images and the most fascinating history to a rather strang. Divides between life and death body and soul effigy and pedagogy entertainment and education kitsch and art The First Book Of Its first book of its 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 Composition and Literature: Bridging the Gap glass boxes in fa.