The Museo La Specola in Florence includes an extraordinary collection of anatomical waxworks from the 17th & 18th Centuries. These hyper-realistic life size models were a useful clear record of many partial dissections, and were vital in an age before refrigeration. Apart from the stunning detail and the eerie realism, the most astonishing thing is the baroque settings and poses; brains or wombs lie in white linen drapery, and opened-up bodies lie on artfully rumpled sheets, gazing calmly upwards like saints. This beautiful book has hundreds of colour photographs and text in English, French and German. Not for the faint-hearted, this book shows extremely realistic surgical detail of every part of the body at all ages.
Hardback book. 576 pp.
Measures 20 x 15 x 4.5cm.
We wouldn't normally want to label people, but this t-shirt features a pretty accurate summary of the ingredients of a human being. Wear your gold content with pride. And your magnesium, and molybdenum, manganese and mercury content too. Also available in a women's fit and...
This double-sided 3m / 10 foot tape measure (metric on one side, imperial on the other) is filled with fascinating facts about lengths. For example, 34cm is the height of an Oscar; 9¾ inches is the length of a meerkat tail. Find out whether the...
Although made from plastic, these pens are eerily bone-like. Choose from Tibia, Spine, Phalanx and Femur. Each pen measures between 15 and 16.5cm long.Black ink.Includes small lid
A vintage scientific illustration features on this gorgeous sheet of wrapping paper. Printed on Cavallini's signature Italian archival paper, this gorgeous gift wrap is good enough to be hung on the wall, or used in a variety of crafts. To transform this image into a vintage...