Summary Book Review The Anatomy Lesson by Nina Siegal:
Download or read book The Anatomy Lesson written by Nina Siegal and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2014-03-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in one day in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson is a stunning portrayal of Golden Age Amsterdam and a brilliantly imagined back-story to Rembrandt's first great work of art. Told from several points of view, ranging from a curio dealer who collects bodies for the city’s chief anatomist to philosopher Rene Descartes, the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection that is to be recorded by the twenty-six-year-old artist from Leiden who has yet to attach his famous signature to a painting. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial composition. These changes will remain mysteries for centuries until a young art historian closely examines the painting in the twenty-first century, and makes surprising discoveries about the painter, his process, and his genius for capturing enduring truths about human nature in a single moment.
Summary Book Review The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth:
Download or read book The Anatomy Lesson written by Philip Roth and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2022-09-21 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At forty, the writer Nathan Zuckerman comes down with a mysterious affliction—pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso, and taking possession of his spirit. Zuckerman, whose work was his life, is unable to write a line. Now his work is trekking from one doctor to another, but none can find a cause for the pain and nobody can assuage it. Zuckerman himself wonders if the pain can have been caused by his own books. And while he is wondering, his dependence on painkillers grows into an addiction to vodka, marijuana, and Percodan. The Anatomy Lesson is a great comedy of illness written in what the English critic Hermione Lee has described as "a manner at once ... brash and thoughtful ... lyrical and wry, which projects through comic expostulations and confessions...a knowing, humane authority." The third volume of the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound, The Anatomy Lesson provides some of the funniest scenes in all of Roth's fiction as well as some of the fiercest.
Summary Book Review The Anatomy Lesson by Brian P. Kennedy:
Download or read book The Anatomy Lesson written by Brian P. Kennedy and published by Paul Holberton Publishing. This book was released on 1992 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Anatomy Lesson, and Other Stories by Evan S. Connell:
Download or read book The Anatomy Lesson, and Other Stories written by Evan S. Connell and published by Ayer Company Pub. This book was released on 1972 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Anatomy Lessons From the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale:
Download or read book Anatomy Lessons From the Great Masters written by Robert Beverly Hale and published by Watson-Guptill. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This classic book, whose foremost author was one of the great artistic anatomy teachers of the twentieth century, is an invaluable instructor and reference guide for any professional, amateur, or student artist who depicts the human form. Revealing the drawing principles behind one hundred inspiring masterpieces, the book presents work by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, and other greats. These superb portrayers of figures knew that the secret of drawing them was seeing how underlying bone and muscle structures mold the body’s surface forms. Readers are shown how to learn from these great examples as the authors guide them through all the steps they would take in a life class or studio working with live models.
Summary Book Review Rembrandt Under the Scalpel by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn:
Download or read book Rembrandt Under the Scalpel written by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and published by . This book was released on 1998 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review A Hole in the Head by Charles G. Gross:
Download or read book A Hole in the Head written by Charles G. Gross and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2012-01-13 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays on great figures and important issues, advances and blind alleys—from trepanation to the discovery of grandmother cells—in the history of brain sciences. Neuroscientist Charles Gross has been interested in the history of his field since his days as an undergraduate. A Hole in the Head is the second collection of essays in which he illuminates the study of the brain with fascinating episodes from the past. This volume's tales range from the history of trepanation (drilling a hole in the skull) to neurosurgery as painted by Hieronymus Bosch to the discovery that bats navigate using echolocation. The emphasis is on blind alleys and errors as well as triumphs and discoveries, with ancient practices connected to recent developments and controversies. Gross first reaches back into the beginnings of neuroscience, then takes up the interaction of art and neuroscience, exploring, among other things, Rembrandt's “Anatomy Lesson” paintings, and finally, examines discoveries by scientists whose work was scorned in their own time but proven correct in later eras.
Summary Book Review The Anatomy Lesson by Marshall Goldberg:
Download or read book The Anatomy Lesson written by Marshall Goldberg and published by Infinity Publishing. This book was released on 1999-07 with total page 1 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Anatomy Lessons by Karen Ingham:
Download or read book Anatomy Lessons written by Karen Ingham and published by Dewi Lewis Pub. This book was released on 2004 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Foreword by Professor Bernard Moxham, President of the Anatomical Society. In Anatomy Lessons, Karen Ingham explores anatomy theatres and dissecting rooms in Edindurgh, Dublin, London, and Padua - and discovers spaces in which the notion of surface is probed and dissected in the search to create structure and meaning - yet in the theatre of anatomy even the lifeless stage may be imbued with a sense of drama.
Summary Book Review Anatomy Live by Maaike Bleeker:
Download or read book Anatomy Live written by Maaike Bleeker and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gross anatomy, the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unassisted vision, has long been a subject of fascination for artists. For most modern viewers, however, the anatomy lesson—the technically precise province of clinical surgeons and medical faculties—hardly seems the proper breeding ground for the hybrid workings of art and theory. We forget that, in its early stages, anatomy pursued the highly theatrical spirit of Renaissance science, as painters such as Rembrandt and Da Vinci and medical instructors like Fabricius of Aquapendente shared audiences devoted to the workings of the human body. Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre, a remarkable consideration of new developments on the stage, as well as in contemporary writings of theorists such as Donna Haraway and Brian Massumi, turns our modern notions of the dissecting table on its head—using anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity, and own knowledge about science and the stage. Critically dissecting well-known exhibitions like Body Worlds and The Visible Human Project and featuring contributions from a number of diverse scholars on such subjects as the construction of spectatorship and the implications of anatomical history, Anatomy Live is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in this engaging intersection of science and artistic practice.
Summary Book Review The Anatomy Museum by Elizabeth Hallam:
Download or read book The Anatomy Museum written by Elizabeth Hallam and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2008 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anatomy museums around the world showcase preserved corpses in service of education and medical advancement, but they are little-known and have been largely hidden from the public eye. Elizabeth Hallam here investigates the anatomy museum and how it reveals the fascination and fears that surround the dead body in Western societies. Hallam explores the history of these museums and how they operate in the current cultural environment. Their regulated access increasingly clashes with evolving public mores toward the exposed body, as demonstrated by the international popularity of the Body Worlds exhibition. The book examines such related topics as artistic works that employ the images of dead bodies and the larger ongoing debate over the disposal of corpses. Issues such as aesthetics and science, organ and body donations, and the dead body in Western religion and ritual are also discussed here in fascinating depth. The Anatomy Museum unearths a strange and compelling cultural history that investigates the ideas of preservation, human rituals of death, and the spaces that our bodies occupy in this life and beyond.
Summary Book Review The Purple Island and Anatomy in Early Seventeenth-century Literature, Philosophy, and Theology by Peter Mitchell:
Download or read book The Purple Island and Anatomy in Early Seventeenth-century Literature, Philosophy, and Theology written by Peter Mitchell and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 2007 with total page 722 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sets out to reconstruct and analyze the rationality of Phineas Fletcher's use of figurality in The Purple Island (1633) - a poetic allegory of human anatomy. This book demonstrates that the analogies and metaphors of literary works share coherence and consistency with anatomy textbooks.
Summary Book Review In Other Los Angeleses by Meiling Cheng:
Download or read book In Other Los Angeleses written by Meiling Cheng and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2002-03-20 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Will be a 'must read' for anyone studying performance art or the art and culture of Southern California. Cheng is a brilliant and original thinker and writes with a lively, engaged and engaging poetic style through which she attempts to enact the very passion and performativity that she explores in her objects of study."—Amelia Jones, author of Body Art/Performing the Subject "Dazzling on many levels, a major contribution not only to performance art scholarship but more generally to contemporary American art, feminist, and cultural studies. In Other Los Angeleses is going to transform performance studies because of the richness of Cheng's facts and scholarship and the equal richness of her theoretical frameworks and references."—Moira Roth, author of Difference Indifference
Summary Book Review Conversations with Philip Roth by Philip Roth:
Download or read book Conversations with Philip Roth written by Philip Roth and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 1992 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Index.
Summary Book Review Poetics of the Iconotext by Liliane Louvel:
Download or read book Poetics of the Iconotext written by Liliane Louvel and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2011 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Poetics of the Iconotext makes available the theories of the respected French text/image specialist Professor Liliane Louvel and introduces English readers to the most current thinking in French text/image theory and visual studies. Situated within the most significant recent debates in text/image studies, Louvel's work presents a sophisticated new typology of text-image relations that enable readers to think at once more precisely and more inventively about texts, images, and the intersections between the two.
Summary Book Review The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth:
Download or read book The Anatomy Lesson written by Philip Roth and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2013-07-02 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philip Roth's The Anatomy Lesson was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A comic masterpiece and brilliant finale to the Zuckerman trilogy. The writer Nathan Zukerman comes down with a mysterious physical affliction--pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso and taking possession of his life. Zukerman, whose work was his life, is unable to write a line. Now his work is trekking from one doctor to the next--from orthopedist to osteopath to neurologist to psychiatrist--but none can find a cause for the pain and nobody can assuage it. So begins Philip Roth's strangely comic new novel, The Anatomy Lesson. In it, we find Nathan Zukerman beset at age forty not only by his pain but by his past. He seriously wonders if he ought to be a novelist at all. At his wit's end, bewildered by both the obstinate pain and the isolating profession, and unconsolable by his "harem of Florence Nightingales"--Gloria, his accountant's wildly mothering wife; Jaga, the depressed Polish refuge from the hair-treatment clinic (to add to his suffering, Zukerman is going bald); Diana, the distressingly self-possessed Finch College heiress; and the temptingly levelheaded painter Jenny--Zukerman tries to pin his catastrophe on some source he can confront. There is no shortage of candidates. Zukerman's brother blames his acerbic bestseller Carnovsky, for ruining the lives of their late parents, and will have nothing to do with him. There's the critic Milton Appel, once Zuckerman's literary conscience, now his scourge--the Grand Inquisitor of Inquiry magazine, the New York Jewish cultural monthly. Searching desperately for a diagnosis that will lead to a cure, Zuckerman asks himself if the pain can have been caused by his adversaries, or by his astonishingly intractable grief for his mother, or by the disgust he has come to feel for the literary vocation he once loved. And while he is wondering, his dependence on painkillers grows into an addiction to Percodan, marijuana, and hundred-proof vodka. In the last half of The Anatomy Lesson, Zuckerman breaks out of invalid imprisonment in his Manhattan apartment and sets off on a journey to escape the pain, the adversaries, the grief, and the career--a journey into a new existence, a search for a "second life." Persuaded that a doctor's life is everything a writer's is not, Zuckerman flies to Chicago with the intention of applying to medical school at his alma mater. Though the pain he encounters there is worse even than what he's fled, the startling quest for the second life provides some of the funniest scenes in all of Roth's fiction. With the serious playfulness and extravagant insistence characteristic of his work, Roth, in his fourteenth published book, presents an astonishing antithesis to The Magic Mountain: The Anatomy Lesson is a great comedy of illness. Roth's strength has always been the ability to depict the boisterous, the farcical, and the extreme in human behavior while revealing at the same time a world that immediately strikes the reader as real--what the English critic Hermione Lee has called, in writing of Roth's career, "a manner at once...brash and thoughtful...lyrical and wry, which projects through comic expostulations and confessions of the speakers a knowing, humane authority." The Anatomy Lesson is one of Roth's finest achievements in this vein.