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Ephemeral bodies : wax sculpture and the human figure / edited by Roberta Panzanelli ; with a translation of Julius von Schlosser's History of portraiture in wax.

Los Angeles, Calif. : Getty Research Institute, c2008.
Physical Description:
vii, 327 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Reference Library
NK9580 .E64 2008 (LC)
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Related Content:
Table of contents only
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Wax figures.
Wax-modeling -- History.
Panzanelli, Roberta.
Schlosser, Julius, Ritter von, 1866-1938.
Schlosser, Julius, Ritter von, 1866-1938. Geschichte der Porträtbildnerei in Wachs. English.

  • Introduction: the body in wax, the body of wax / Roberta Panzanelli
  • Compelling presence: wax effigies in Renaissance Florence / Roberta Panzanelli
  • Wax fibers, wax bodies, and moving figures: artifice and nature in eighteenth-century anatomy / Joan B. Landes
  • Almost alive: the spectacle of verisimilitude in Madame Tussaud's Waxworks / Uta Kornmeier
  • On waxes and wombs: eighteenth-century representations of the Gravid Uterus / Lyle Massey
  • Wax tokens of libido: William Hamilton, Richard Payne Knight, and the Phalli of Isernia / Whitney Davis
  • Fleeting revelations: the demise of duration in Medardo Rosso's wax sculpture / Sharon Hecker
  • Viscosities and survivals: art history put to the test by the material / Georges Didi-Huberman
  • Appendix: History of portraiture in wax ("Geschichte der Porträtbildnerai in Wachs" 1910-11 / Julius von Schlosser.