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The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic, Ebenstein Joanna

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Автор: Ebenstein Joanna   (Джоанна Эбенштейн)
Название:  The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic
Перевод названия: Джоанна Эбенштейн: Анатомия Венеры. Воск, Бог, смерть и экстаз
ISBN: 9781938922916
Издательство: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)
ISBN-10: 1938922913
Обложка/Формат: Hardcover
Страницы: 224
Вес: 0.856 кг.
Дата издания: 24.05.2016
Язык: English
Размер: 241 x 175 x 25
Поставляется из: США
Описание: 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 250 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 and creative director of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York. She is coauthor of Walter Potters Curious World of Taxidermy, with Dr. Pat Morris; coeditor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology; and acted as curatorial consultant to Wellcome Collections Exquisite Bodies exhibition in 2009. She has also worked with such institutions as the New York Academy of Medicine, the Dittrick Museum and the Vrolik Museum.

Chicagonomics: The Evolution of Chicago Free Market Economics

Автор: Ebenstein Lanny, Ebenstein Alan O.
Название: Chicagonomics: The Evolution of Chicago Free Market Economics
ISBN: 0230621953 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230621954
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 3385 р.
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Walter Potter`s Curious World of Taxidermy

Автор: Morris Pat, Ebenstein Joanna
Название: Walter Potter`s Curious World of Taxidermy
ISBN: 039916944X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780399169441
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2252 р.
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