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.
A classic 'top trumps'-style card game - of the world's deadliest diseases. Play one disease against another and try to trump your opponents card in terms of fatality rate, incubation period and so on. 30 cards plus instructions in a neat box.
This gorgeous sheet of wrapping paper reproduces a vintage classroom chart, showing the parts of the flower. Printed on Cavallini's signature Italian archival paper, this fine gift wrap is good enough to be hung on the wall, or used in a variety of crafts. To...
A vintage chart of Cacti And Succulents features on this gorgeous sheet of wrapping paper. Printed on Cavallini's signature Italian archival paper, this fine gift wrap is good enough to be hung on the wall, or used in a variety of crafts. To transform this...
The six pencils in this set all feature really un-motivational messages such as 'False hope is better than no hope'. All rather entertaining if not not very productive... 6 HB pencils in a themed box.Pack measures 19 x 6 x 1.5 cm.