Day 336: Death Becomes You

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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 Diableriescollections of preserved human tattoos,death themed 19th century Parisian cabarets, extreme taxidermypopular wax anatomical modelscollecting deaththe Anatomical VenusSanta Muerte and Death in MexicoTerror Management Theory, l’Inconnue de la Seine, “artist of death” Frederik Ruyschmacabre collections, and much, much more.


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