Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2015

264 Pages | 16 Illustrations, black & white

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780719097393

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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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