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Anna Morandi Manzolini (21 January 1714 – 9 July 1774) was an internationally known anatomist and anatomical wax modeler, as lecturer of anatomical design at the University of Bologna.

Anna Morandi Manzolini (21 January 1714 – 9 July 1774) was an internationally known anatomist and anatomical wax modeler, as lecturer of anatomical design at the University of Bologna. Anna Morandi was born in 1714 in Bologna, Italy. She was raised in a traditional home where marriage, children, and a domestic lifestyle were natural choices for women. In 1736, she was married to her childhood sweetheart, Giovanni Manzolini, a professor of anatomy at the University of Bologna

Rebecca Messbarger’s wonderfully illustrated and passionately argued book on the career and achievements of the first lady anatomist, the Bolognese artist and wax illustrator, Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714–74), goes a long way in reclaiming a place for women in the intellectual and dynamic.

Rebecca Messbarger’s wonderfully illustrated and passionately argued book on the career and achievements of the first lady anatomist, the Bolognese artist and wax illustrator, Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714–74), goes a long way in reclaiming a place for women in the intellectual and dynamic life of a major European university of the eighteenth century, Bologna

The Lady Anatomist book.

The Lady Anatomist book. Examining the details of Morandi’s remarkable life, Rebecca Messbarger traces her intellectual trajectory from provincial artist to internationally renowned anatomical wax modeler for the University of Bologna’s famous medical school.

In The Lady Anatomist, Rebecca Messbarger shakes the dust of historical neglect from Anna Morandi Manzolini’s life and . The Lady Anatomist is nonetheless a pathbreaking book and a major contribution to the histories of science, women and art.

In The Lady Anatomist, Rebecca Messbarger shakes the dust of historical neglect from Anna Morandi Manzolini’s life and reclaims for her the international renown she enjoyed in the eighteenth century. Uncovering Morandi’s innovations in the realm of experimental anatomy, Messbarger analyzes the learned lady anatomist’s provocative representations of particular body parts in wax within a nuanced cultural history of Bologna's scientific institutions.

Rebecca Messbarger presents in The Lady Anatomist the biography of. .

Rebecca Messbarger presents in The Lady Anatomist the biography of Anna Morandi Manzolini, a wax modeler and anatomist in eighteenth-century Bologna, Italy. Anna Morandi (1714–1774) married the Bolognese artist and anatomist Giovanni Manzolini and became not just his spouse and mother of their children, but also his colleague. After Manzolini’s death in 1755, Morandi continued her scientific work, and her reputation and commissions reached from Italy to London and the Russian court.

Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-74), an artist and scientist, surmounted meager origins and limited formal education to become one of the most acclaimed anatomical sculptors of the Enlightenment. The Lady Anatomist tells the story of her arresting life and times, in light of the intertwined histories of science, gender, and art that complicated her rise to fame in the eighteenth century.

Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-74), a woman artist and scientist, surmounted meager origins . The Lady Anatomist - Rebecca Messbarger.

Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-74), a woman artist and scientist, surmounted meager origins and limited formal education to become one of the most acclaimed anatomical sculptors of the Enlightenment.

Rebecca Messbarger's beautifully written and richly illustrated work brings .

Rebecca Messbarger's beautifully written and richly illustrated work brings to life a corpus of knowledge at the intersection of cultural history, gender studies, sciences, and art that deserves a second chance after having long been forgotten.

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Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-74), a woman artist and scientist, surmounted meager origins and limited formal .

Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-74), a woman artist and scientist, surmounted meager origins and limited formal education to become one of the most acclaimed anatomical sculptors of the Enlightenment. The Lady Anatomist tells the story of her arresting life and times, in light of the intertwined histories of science, gender, and art that complicated her rise to fame in the eighteenth century.

Examining the details of Morandi’s remarkable life, Rebecca Messbarger traces her intellectual trajectory from provincial artist to internationally renowned anatomical wax modeler for the University of Bologna’s famous medical school. Placing Morandi’s work within its cultural and historical context, as well as in line with the Italian tradition of anatomical studies and design, Messbarger uncovers the messages contained within Morandi’s wax inscriptions, part complex theories of the body and part poetry. Widely appealing to those with an interest in the tangled histories of art and the body, and including lavish, full-color reproductions of Morandi’s work, The Lady Anatomist is a sophisticated biography of a true visionary.


The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini download epub
Medicine & Health Sciences
Author: Rebecca Messbarger
ISBN: 0226520811
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (December 15, 2010)
Pages: 248 pages