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The Resource Spectacular bodies : the art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now, [curated by] Martin Kemp, Marina Wallace

Spectacular bodies : the art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now, [curated by] Martin Kemp, Marina Wallace

Label
Spectacular bodies : the art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now
Title
Spectacular bodies
Title remainder
the art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now
Statement of responsibility
[curated by] Martin Kemp, Marina Wallace
Title variation
Art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NLM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • catalogs
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 330
NLM item number
S741 2000
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kemp, Martin
  • Wallace, Marina
  • Hayward Gallery
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  • Hayward Gallery
  • Art, European
  • Medicine and art
  • Anatomy, Artistic
  • Human figure in art
  • Anatomy, Artistic
  • Human Body
  • Medicine in the Arts
  • England
Label
Spectacular bodies : the art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now, [curated by] Martin Kemp, Marina Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition of the same title held at Hayward Gallery, London, Oct. 2000-Jan. 14, 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45536440
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780520227927
Isbn Type
(pbk. : Univ. of Calif.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
Label
Spectacular bodies : the art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now, [curated by] Martin Kemp, Marina Wallace
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition of the same title held at Hayward Gallery, London, Oct. 2000-Jan. 14, 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45536440
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780520227927
Isbn Type
(pbk. : Univ. of Calif.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits

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