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作者 Dacome, Lucia, author
書名 Malleable anatomies : models, makers, and material culture in eighteenth-century Italy / Lucia Dacome
出版項 Oxford, United Kinddom : Oxford University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 9780198736189 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  D250 .D33 2017    在架上    30610020541082
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  611.0094 D118    在架上    30550100637428
版本 First edition
說明 xxi, 306 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map, portraits ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 The past & present book series
Past & present book series
附註 Malleable Anatomies offers an account of the early stages of the practice of anatomical modelling in mid-eighteenth-century Italy. It investigates the 'mania' for anatomical displays that swept the Italian peninsula, and traces the fashioning of anatomical models as important social, cultural, and political as well as medical tools. Over the course of the eighteenth century, anatomical specimens offered particularly accurate insights into the inner body. Being coloured, soft, malleable, and often life-size, they promised to foster anatomical knowledge for different audiences in a delightful way. But how did anatomical models and preparations inscribe and mediate bodily knowledge? How did they change the way in which anatomical knowledge was created and communicated? And how did they affect the lives of those involved in their production, display, viewing, and handling? 0Examining the circumstances surrounding the creation and early viewing of anatomical displays in Bologna and Naples, Malleable Anatomies addresses these questions by reconstructing how anatomical modelling developed at the intersection of medical discourse, religious ritual, antiquarian and artistic cultures, and Grand Tour display. While doing so, it investigates the development of anatomical modelling in the context of the diverse worlds of visual and material practices that characterized the representation and display of the body in mid-eighteenth-century Italy. Drawing attention to the artisanal dimension of anatomical practice, and to the role of women as both makers and users of anatomical models, it considers how anatomical specimens lay at the centre of a composite world of social interactions, which led to the fashioning of modellers as anatomical celebrities. Moreover, it examines how anatomical displays transformed the proverbially gruesome practice of anatomy into an enthralling experience that engaged audiences' senses
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-293) and index
Introduction -- Prospero's tools -- Artificer and connoisseur -- Anatomy, embroidery, and the fabric of celebrity -- Women, wax and anatomy -- Blindfolding the midwives -- Transferring value -- Injecting knowledge -- Epilogue
主題 Human anatomy -- Models -- Italy -- History -- 18th century
Medicine -- Italy -- History -- 18th century
Anatomy -- History -- 18th century
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