Model experts: Wax anatomies and Enlightenment in Florence and Vienna, 1775-1815

Maerker, Anna

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Model Experts is the first book-length history in English of a celebrated collection of anatomical wax models which continues to fascinate audiences and shape our image of the body to the present day. It reveals the human relationships, controversies, and political projects which surrounded the artificial bodies. Num Pages: 264 pages, 16 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DFA; 1DST; 3JF; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; HBTB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 236 x 156 x 27. Weight in Grams: 430. . 2015. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Based on a detailed study of rich archival sources, Model experts explores practices of model production and display, and reveals the often invisible labours of the co-operating artisans, anatomists, and administrators.

The book shows that the models were central to a remarkable political experiment: 'La Specola' opened in 1775 as the Royal Museum of Physics and Natural History, one of the first public science museums in Europe. As a venue for public enlightenment, the museum displayed model anatomies to create the model citizen. The study also moves beyond the borders of Tuscany, following a set of Florentine waxes to Vienna to explore the diverse reactions of medical professionals and general audiences as the models travelled in enlightened Europe. The book will be of interest to historians of medicine, science, art, and enlightenment, to scholars in museum studies and in science & technology studies interested in the historical emergence of expertise, public engagement with science, and the relationship between science and the state.

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Anna Maerker is Senior Lecturer in History of Medicine at Oxford Brookes University

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