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Author Kemp, Martin.

Title Spectacular bodies : the art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now / <exhibition curated by> Martin Kemp <and> Marina Wallace
Published London : Hayward Gallery, 2000 ; Los Angeles : University of California Press, 2000


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Description 232 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm
Contents Introduction : 'Know thyself' -- pt. 1. The divine machine -- 1. Men at work : the rituals of dissection-- 2. Waxing eloquent : anatomy and style -- 3. Artists and academies -- pt. 2. The house of the soul -- 4. Reading the signs -- 5. Mad and bad : addled and atavistic -- pt. 3. New bodies -- 6. Modernist absence and post-modern presences -- 7. New eyes -- John Issacs -- Katharine Dowson -- Marc Quinn -- Beth B -- Christine Borland -- Gerhard Lang -- Tony Oursler -- Bill Viola
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
Notes Published on the occasion of the exhibition Spectacular bodies: the art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now, organized by the Hayway Gallery, London, 19 October 2000 - 14 January 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hayward Gallery -- Exhibitions.
Medicine and art -- England -- Catalogs.
Medicine and art -- England -- Exhibitions.
Anatomy, Artistic -- Catalogs.
Art, European -- England -- London -- Exhibitions.
Human anatomy -- Exhibitions.
Art, European -- England -- London -- Exhibitions.
Human figure in art -- England -- London -- Exhibitions.
Medicine and art -- England -- London -- Exhibitions.
Anatomy, Artistic -- England -- London -- Exhibitions.
Art, European -- Exhibitions.
Medicine and art -- Exhibitions.
Anatomy, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Human figure in art -- Exhibitions.
Medicine in the Arts.
Anatomy, Artistic.
Human Body.
Genre/Form Catalog.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogues.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author Kemp, Martin.
Wallace, Marina.
Hayward Gallery.
LC no. 2004297900
ISBN 0520227921
1853322148 paperback Hayward Gallery Publishing edition
Other Titles Art and science of the human body from Leonardo to now