Anatomy Live

Performance and the Operating Theatre

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  • 9048501229
  • 9789053565162
  • 9789048501229
Gross anatomy, the study of anatomicalstructures that can be seen by unassistedvision, has long been a subject of fascinationfor artists. For most modern viewers,however, the anatomy lesson hardly seemsthe proper breeding ground for the hybridworkings of art and theory. We forget that,in its early stages, anatomy pursued thehighly theatrical spirit of Renaissancescience, as painters such as Rembrandt andDa Vinci and medical instructors sharedaudiences devoted to the workings of thehuman body. Anatomy Live turns our modern notions of the dissecting table onits head - using anatomical theatre as ameans of obtaining a fresh perspective onrepresentations of the body, conceptions ofsubjectivity, and own knowledge aboutscience and the stage. Critically dissectingwell-known exhibitions like Body Worldsand The Visible Human Project andfeaturing contributions from a numberof diverse scholars, Anatomy Live is not tobe missed by anyone with an interest inthis engaging intersection of science andartistic practice.
  • Amsterdam University Press; January 2008
  • ISBN 9789048501229
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  • Title: Anatomy Live
  • Author: Maaike Bleeker (ed.)
  • Imprint: Amsterdam University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9048501229
  • 9789053565162
  • 9789048501229
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9048501229
  • 9789053565162
  • 9789048501229