LIBRARY SHELF: Spectacular Bodies

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Kemp, Kemp, Martin and Marina Wallace;
Spectacular Bodies: The Art and Science of the Human Body from Leonardo to Now (
2000)

ICI Shelf: Body

First Line: “It may seem obvious that a detailed image of a dissected body, like Joseph Towne’s strikingly naturalistic model of a sectioned torso in coloured wax (cat. 290) belongs to the world of medicine.”

Last Line: “In the extreme moment of deep reflection, our life laid out behind us, the act of knowing ourselves may prove to be the ultimate achievement to which human consciousness can properly aspire.”

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Accession #: ICI-00694

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