The Institute is excited to announce Lucia Dacome’s new book Malleable Anatomies – Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy has just been published.
Malleable Anatomies focuses on the early stages of the practice anatomical modeling in mid-eighteenth-century Italy, and reconstructs how anatomical displays developed at the intersections of medical discourse, religious imagery, antiquarian and artistic cultures, and Grand Tour display. The work also investigates the development of anatomical modeling as a reliable source of medical knowledge and a medium of medical authority, and examines the role of artisanal cultures in medical pursuits.
Malleable Anatomies is published by the Oxford University Press as part of their The Past and Present Book Series. Please visit the publisher’s website for more information.