Anatomías: El cuerpo humano, sus partes y las historias que by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

By Hugh Aldersey-Williams

El cuerpo humano, nuestro tabú más incómodo. El único elemento común para todos los seres humanos. Una suma de huesos, piel, grasa y fluidos a l. a. que, mientras todo carbura, prestamos escasa atención. Y sin embargo, desde el arte antiguo a l. a. cirugía plástica, desde los primeros anatomistas a los artistas conceptuales, de los profanadores de tumbas a los atletas biónicos, nuestra relación con el cuerpo humano cube más de nosotros mismo que cualquier otro asunto en los angeles historia de l. a. humanidad.

Mezclando historia, arte, literatura y vida cotidiana, Hugh Aldersey-Williams se adentra en l. a. más misteriosa y maravillosa de las creaciones. El resultado es una obra fascinante repleta de hechos asombrosos, historias inverosímiles e información deslumbrante que va desde l. a. primera huella dactilar hasta l. a. psicología de los ángeles, desde l. a. máscara fúnebre de Isaac Newton hasta el cerebro embalsamado de Einstein. 

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