December 1, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra
Death, art and education don’t get thrown into the same sentence often enough. Let’s help change that with a project that explores the fun and beauty of biology by championing posthumous anatomy. Peel back the skin and have a look around; back the Morbid Anatomy Anthology before December 10.
Topics covered will include anthropodermic bibliopegy (ie. books bound in human skin), 19th Century Diableries, collections of preserved human tattoos,death themed 19th century Parisian cabarets, extreme taxidermy, popular wax anatomical models, collecting death, the Anatomical Venus, Santa Muerte and Death in Mexico, Terror Management Theory, l’Inconnue de la Seine, “artist of death” Frederik Ruysch, macabre collections, and much, much more.