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Spectacular bodies : the art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now

Author: Martin Kemp; Marina Wallace; Hayward Gallery.
Publisher: London : Hayward Gallery ; Los Angeles : University of California Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Investigating the wonders of the human face and body, Spectacular Bodies: The Art and Science of the Human Body from Leonardo to Now comprises an array of treasures from the worlds of art and science. Works of art spanning five centuries are considered in an unexpected context, alongside ancient medical books and instruments, and detailed life-size anatomical wax models. Artworks include anatomical drawings by  Read more...
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catalogue d'exposition
Named Person: Marc Quinn; Bill Viola; Tony Oursler; Christine Borland; George Stubbs; Albrecht Dürer; Michelangelo Buonarroti; Leonardo da Vinci.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Kemp; Marina Wallace; Hayward Gallery.
ISBN: 9781853322143 1853322148 9780520227927 0520227921
OCLC Number: 44851393
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition of the same title held at Hayward Gallery, London, Oct. 2000-Jan. 14, 2001.
Description: 232 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction : 'Know thyself' --
pt. 1. The divine machine --
1. Men at work : the rituals of dissection--
2. Waxing eloquent : anatomy and style --
3. Artists and academies --
pt. 2. The house of the soul --
4. Reading the signs --
5. Mad and bad : addled and atavistic --
pt. 3. New bodies --
6. Modernist absence and post-modern presences --
7. New eyes --
John Issacs --
Katharine Dowson --
Marc Quinn --
Beth B --
Christine Borland --
Gerhard Lang --
Tony Oursler --
Bill Viola.
Other Titles: Art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now
Responsibility: [curated by] Martin Kemp, Marina Wallace.
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"Investigating the wonders of the human face and body, Spectacular Bodies: The Art and Science of the Human Body from Leonardo to Now comprises an array of treasures from the worlds of art and science. Works of art spanning five centuries are considered in an unexpected context, alongside ancient medical books and instruments, and detailed life-size anatomical wax models. Artworks include anatomical drawings by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Durer and Stubbs; a unique group of 17th- and 18th-century portraits of Dutch surgeons at work; and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Gericault, Courbet, Degas and Frith." "Photography, sculpture, video and installations by eight contemporary artists, including Christine Borland, Tony Oursler, Marc Quinn and Bill Viola, provide new perspectives on the subject. Focusing on a variety of issues raised by the historical material, the contemporary works provide alternative ways of thinking about our relationship with science and medicine." "Illustrated and with essays by Martin Kemp, Spectacular Bodies reveals a new way of seeing ourselves."--Jacket.

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