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Mutter Museum: Of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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Home to over 20,000 mind-boggling anatomic specimens, plaster casts, wax models, and paintings, the Mutter museum, founded in 1858, is part of the college of physicians of philadelphia. This book featrues over 100 photos, many in color, by a select group of renowned photographers whose work appears in the award-winning Mutter museum calendars.

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Home to over 20,000 mind-boggling anatomic specimens, plaster casts, wax models, and paintings, the Mutter Museum, founded in 1858, is part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. This book features over 100 photographs by a select group of renowned photographers whose work appears in the award-winning Mutter Museum calendars. Highlights include a bust of an early-19th-century Parisian widow with a six-inch horn protruding from the forehead; the connected livers of Chang and Eng, the world-famous Siamese twins; the skeleton of a 76” giant from Kentucky; and a collection of 139 skulls showing anatomic variation among ethnic groups in central and eastern Europe. Historical photographs from the museums archives, brief background texts about the collection, stunning photographs by acclaimed photographers including William Wegman and Joel-Peter Witkinand, and an introductory essay on the museum are also included.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-189) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780922233243
Author:
Worden, Gretchen
Publisher:
Blast Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Museums
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Subject:
Pathology
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Medical museums
Subject:
Anatomy, artistic
Subject:
Human Body.
Subject:
Pathological museums
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Anatomical museums
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
107-215
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 color photos, 52 BandW photos
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 44.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Home to over 20,000 mind-boggling anatomic specimens, plaster casts, wax models, and paintings, the Mutter Museum, founded in 1858, is part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. This book features over 100 photographs by a select group of renowned photographers whose work appears in the award-winning Mutter Museum calendars. Highlights include a bust of an early-19th-century Parisian widow with a six-inch horn protruding from the forehead; the connected livers of Chang and Eng, the world-famous Siamese twins; the skeleton of a 76” giant from Kentucky; and a collection of 139 skulls showing anatomic variation among ethnic groups in central and eastern Europe. Historical photographs from the museums archives, brief background texts about the collection, stunning photographs by acclaimed photographers including William Wegman and Joel-Peter Witkinand, and an introductory essay on the museum are also included.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-189) and index.
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