Body criticism : imaging the unseen in Enlightenment art and medicine /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Stafford, Barbara Maria, 1941-
Format: Book
Imprint: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1991]
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Summary:Body Criticism is a celebration of visual culture as well as a contribution to our understanding of the history of the human body. At its core is an exploration of the innovative strategies developed in the 18th century for making visible the unseeable aspects of the world. In the process it uncovers and analyzes the persistence of a set of body metaphors deriving from both aesthetic and medical practices.
Physical Description:xxi, 587 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [534]-573) and index.