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The Morbid Anatomy Anthology

by Joanna Ebenstein (Editor), Colin Dickey (Editor)

Other authors: Chiara Ambrosio (Contributor), Stephen Asma (Contributor), Zoe Beloff (Contributor), Elizabeth L. Bradley (Contributor), Simon Chaplin (Contributor)21 more, Mark Dery (Contributor), Caitlin Doughty (Contributor), Richard Faulk (Contributor), Kate Forde (Contributor), Mel Gordon (Contributor), Richard Harris (Contributor), Amy Herzog (Contributor), Amber Jolliffe (Contributor), Vadim Kosmos (Contributor), Paul Koudounaris (Contributor), Rose MacFarlane (Contributor), Dániel Margócsy (Contributor), Evan Michelson (Contributor), Pat Morris (Contributor), Salvador Olguín (Contributor), David Pescovitz (Contributor), Carl Schoonover (Contributor), Daniel K. Smith (Contributor), Shannon Taggart (Contributor), Ronni Thomas (Contributor), John Troyer (Contributor)

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The product of an interesting Kickstarter campaign, this volume includes short essays and excellent illustrations about, well, morbid anatomy: everything from the Palermo catacombs to anthropomorphic taxidermy to books bound in human skin to post-mortem daguerrotypes are covered. The essays are mostly very good, and well not perhaps for the faintest of stomachs, overall the book is a fascinating and judicious collection of very interesting pieces. ( )
  JBD1 | Jun 1, 2014 |
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Ebenstein, JoannaEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dickey, ColinEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ambrosio, ChiaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Asma, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beloff, ZoeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bradley, Elizabeth L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaplin, SimonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dery, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doughty, CaitlinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Faulk, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Forde, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gordon, MelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Herzog, AmyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jolliffe, AmberContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kosmos, VadimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Koudounaris, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacFarlane, RoseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Margócsy, DánielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Michelson, EvanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morris, PatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Olguín, SalvadorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pescovitz, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schoonover, CarlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Daniel K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taggart, ShannonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thomas, RonniContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Troyer, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Since 2008, the Morbid Anatomy Library of Brooklyn, New York, has hosted some of the best scholars, artists and writers working along the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine, death and the macabre, religion and spectacle. The Morbid Anatomy Anthology collects some of the best of this work in 28 lavishly illustrated essays. Included are essays by Evan Michelson (star of Science Channel's hit show Oddities) on the catacombs of Palermo; Simon Chaplin (head of the Wellcome Library in London) on public displays of corpses in Georgian England; mortician Caitlin Doughty on demonic children; and Paul Koudounaris (author of Empire of Death) on a truck stop populated with human skulls. In addition are pieces on books bound in human skin, death-themed cafes in fin-de-siècle Paris, post-mortem photography, eroticized anatomical wax models, taxidermied humans and other animals, Santa Muerte, "artist of death" Frederik Ruysch, and much more.

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