Since 2008, the Morbid Anatomy Library of Brooklyn, New York, has hosted some of the best scholars, artists and writers working along the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine, death and the macabre, religion and spectacle. "The Morbid Anatomy Anthology" collects some of the best of this work in 28 lavishly illustrated essays. Included are essays by Evan Michelson (star of Science Channel's hit show "Oddities") on the catacombs of ...
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- This is generally a very enjoyable collection of essays on a variety of fascinating topics relating to death, bodies and other morbid themes. I had fun, reading not in sequence, but dipping in and out, and choosing essays in a fairly random way. On the downside a few essays were poor: I wish their writers had focused more on communicating effectively what they were trying to say, rather than, as often was the case, getting bound up in semantics a...
- A stunner of a collection. I've been looking forward to this since I pitched in for the Kickstarter. I'm glad it happened and this is one hell of a collection of essays gloriously illustrated throughout. The museum is going to be amazing- can't wait.
- What a cool read! The essays were so varied and well written. I would have appreciated MOAR PHOTOS, but it sent to to Wikipedia lots, which is fun. I just remembered something else I wanted to look up!
- Jolly fine mélange of diversions including pieces on human taxidermy and macabre Parisian cabarets of the 19th century. A welcome addition to the parlour.