Model Experts : Wax Anatomies and Enlightenment in Florence and Vienna, 1775-1815, Paperback / softback Book

Model Experts : Wax Anatomies and Enlightenment in Florence and Vienna, 1775-1815 Paperback / softback

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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, now available in paperback, 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. -- .

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages, Illustrations, black & white
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Museums & museology
  • ISBN: 9780719097393

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