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Encyclopædia Anatomica: A Complete Collection of Anatomical Waxes (Klotz)
Few catalogues of science museums have the power to mesmerize their readers. Encyclopaedia Anatomica does just this, page after page, with its high-quality color reproductions of the collection of Florence's Museo La Specola. This amazing set of anatomical models, made mostly of wax, are so brilliantly lifelike that the casual reader is sure to mistake them for extraordina ...more
Paperback, 704 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Benedikt Taschen Verlag
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Jun 11, 2007 Tina rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anatomy lovers
I'm always browsing this book, so it'll probably always be currently-reading for me, and never already-read. Hundreds of glossy, full-color pages of anatomical waxes that are very realistic looking! This is a beautiful and fascinating book -- also relatively cheap, considering. The downside is that it's not really a book for learning names and functions -- stuff is named, but it's all in captions, so sometimes it can be difficult to tell what's what. And there's no descriptions of what different ...more
Oh, swoon! There's been this museum in Italy for hundreds of years with insanely detailed wax anatomical models. You can see great photos of every kind of part in every phase of dissection, and the best thing is that when there are visible heads or hands, they're done in a beautiful Renaissance repose.