Encyclopædia Anatomica: A Complete Collection of Anatomical Waxes

Encyclopædia Anatomica: A Complete Collection of Anatomical Waxes

Encyclop dia Anatomica A Complete Collection of Anatomical Waxes Few catalogues of science museums have the power to mesmerize their readers Encyclopaedia Anatomica does just this page after page with its high quality color reproductions of the collection of Flor

  • Title: Encyclopædia Anatomica: A Complete Collection of Anatomical Waxes
  • Author: Monika Von During Georges Didi-Huberman Marta Poggesi Taschen
  • ISBN: 9783822876138
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Few catalogues of science museums have the power to mesmerize their readers Encyclopaedia Anatomica does just this, page after page, with its high quality color reproductions of the collection of Florence s Museo La Specola This amazing set of anatomical models, made mostly of wax, are so brilliantly lifelike that the casual reader is sure to mistake them for extraordinaFew catalogues of science museums have the power to mesmerize their readers Encyclopaedia Anatomica does just this, page after page, with its high quality color reproductions of the collection of Florence s Museo La Specola This amazing set of anatomical models, made mostly of wax, are so brilliantly lifelike that the casual reader is sure to mistake them for extraordinarily well preserved bodies Organized by anatomical section, each of hundreds of models are displayed to show off their most flattering aspect despite the respectful attitudes held by the book editors and designers, the macabre nature of the exhibits is irrepressible Particularly eerie are the tableaux of Gaetano Giulio Zumbo, who used similar techniques to create terrifying metaphorical portraits of the harsh life of the 18th century While the descriptions aren t specific enough to yield much insight into the anatomical detail, this would still make an excellent companion to a text or laboratory manual The introductory essays cover the history of the museum, the artists, and their techniques thoroughly and engagingly If the inside of the body is as beautiful to you as the outside, you should find Encyclopaedia Anatomica a charmingly powerful work Rob Lightner

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    This is a gorgeous book, packed full of photographs of highly detailed anatomical wax models. The artistry on display is nearly unbelievable in the attention to fine detail, and some of the pieces are so realistic looking it difficult to comprehend that they are wax. I do wish there had been more information identifying the actual parts, which could have made it more educational. Not a book for the squeamish, but for those who have a lay-person's fascination with anatomy, this book fits the bill [...]

    I'm always browsing this book, so it'll probably always be currently-reading for me, and never already-read. Hundreds of glossy, full-color pages of anatomical waxes that are very realistic looking! This is a beautiful and fascinating book -- also relatively cheap, considering. The downside is that it's not really a book for learning names and functions -- stuff is named, but it's all in captions, so sometimes it can be difficult to tell what's what. And there's no descriptions of what different [...]

    Oh, swoon! There's been this museum in Italy for hundreds of years with insanely detailed wax anatomical models. You can see great photos of every kind of part in every phase of dissection, and the best thing is that when there are visible heads or hands, they're done in a beautiful Renaissance repose.

    this book contains photos of beautiful wax replicas of human parts from long before any of us were born. the poses of the figures are desperate and romantic.

    The best photographic study of the wax anatomical model collection at La Specola (which makes my own puny collection of half a dozen look pathetic).

    These are photographs of wax anatomical models-- absolutely gorgeous, without the gruesomeness of real flesh!

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