Journals Higher Education

$95.00

Hardcover

Published: 01 April 2011

264 Pages | 16 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719082054


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Model experts

Wax anatomies and Enlightenment in Florence and Vienna, 1775-1815

Anna Maerker

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First book-length historical study in English of the most important and extensive collection of anatomical wax models which continues to fascinate visitors to the present day
  • Only study to situate the Florentine and Viennese models in their wider political and cultural context
  • Engages in detail with the practices of model production and use, and looks at the many people involved in the modelling project - artists and anatomists, scientists and bureaucrats, courtiers and cleaners
  • Reconstructs the wide range of audience responses
  • First scholarly analysis which uses a comparative approach to investigate why the models were received very differently in Florence and Vienna
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