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Ent of photography The detail on some of the models is astounding Some of the models ven include detail of the lymphatic system which is usually Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life even to this day ignoredI wasspecially 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 anyone interested in medicine anatomy physiology curiosities art Crazy Love etc Informativeducational beautiful What a find to add to my unusual books collection Highly detailed writing with lots of images My only bug was that I would have preferred the font a little bigger but by no means a major issueBeautiful book for anyone who loves arts met science subjects I only give this three stars because I bought the book 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 Came sooner than xpected Great book super xcited to get Ful women the phenomenon of women in glass boxes in fairground displays and ideas of the cstatic 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 Exuisite Bodies xhibition in 2009 She has also worked with such institutions as the New York Academy of Medicine the Dittrick Museum and the Vrolik Museu.

I loved this book The wealth of images and the most fascinating history to a rather strange 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 their roticism It s fascinating just such a good read and a wonderful addition if you have an interest in history art and science 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 Beautiful book great shipping 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 generally gets Madame Tussaud s is barely the tip of the iceberg The second is treated here mainly as a means to guilty voyeurism You will hardly learn anything about anatomy from this book but the images. Ebenstein founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn finds her peculiar subject at the intersection of science and art in 18th century Florence –Publishers WeeklyOf all the artifacts from the history of medicine the Anatomical Venus―with its heady mixture of beauty Black Heart, Red Ruby eroticism and death―is the most seductive These life sized dissectible wax women reclining on mothaten velvet cushions―with glass yes strings of pearls and golden tiaras crowning their real human hair―were created in ighteenth 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; be.

Of chopped up women are jolting The book gives 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 New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood eye to decipher The first time I read the book I didn tven notice the legends at all There is a wealth 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 is lost For an art book try Alessandro Riva s book on Clemente Susini which is stunning ISBN 978 8889188972 Arrived in perfect condition so Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey excited to read Looks fantastic It s a bathroom book It lacks depth This is another beautiful book from 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 adv. Tween art and science nature and mankind Today she both intrigues and confounds troubling our neat categorical divides between life and death body and soulffigy and pedagogy ntertainment and ducation kitsch and art The first book of its kind The Anatomical Venus by Morbid Anatomy Museum cofounder Joanna Ebenstein features over 250 images―many never before published―gathered by its author from around the world Its ЯED extensively researched textxplores 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 beauti.

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Joanna Ebenstein is a Brooklyn based artist curator writer and graphic designer She is the founder of the Morbid Anatomy blog library and event series and was cofounder and creative director of the recently shuttered Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn New York Her work which includes books exhibitions programming and public speaking seeks to explore the intersections of art and medicine death and culture science and metaphysics and the objective and subjective on The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic