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Published: 01 June 2017

336 Pages | black and white images, colour plate section


ISBN: 9780198736189

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Malleable Anatomies

Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Lucia Dacome

The Past and Present Book Series

  • Offers an account of the early stages of the practice of anatomical modelling in mid-eighteenth-century Italy
  • Sheds light on how this authoritative source of medical knowledge also informed social, cultural, and political developments in the eighteenth century
  • Draws attention to the role of women as makers and users of anatomical models
  • Highlights the relationship between mid-eighteenth-century anatomical spectacle and the emerging culture of celebrity
  • Applies new methodological approaches to the study of eighteenth-century anatomical modelling