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Malleable Anatomies: Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy

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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 ...

Malleable Anatomies: Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198736189

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