Forces Of Form: The Vrolik Museum by Laurens de RooyForces Of Form: The Vrolik Museum by Laurens de Rooy

Forces Of Form: The Vrolik Museum

EditorLaurens de RooyPhotographerHans van den Bogaard

Paperback | December 15, 2013

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Established around the private collections of Gerardus Vrolik (1775–1859) and his son Willem (1801–63), the Vrolik Musuem in Amsterdam has since its founding in the nineteenth century been one of the most admired expositions of anatomy in all of Europe. Scientists and physicians from all over the world travel to gaze upon the five thousand specimens of human and animal anatomy, embryology, pathology, and congenital anomalies housed at the museum. 

Forces of Form
brings this collection back into the limelight, exploring the museum’s rich history and displaying in color illustrations 150 of the museum’s most fascinating specimens. 

Laurens de Rooy works in the Department of Anatomy and Embryology at the Amsterdam Medical Center and is curator of the Vrolik Museum. Hans van den Bogaard is a freelance photographer. 
Title:Forces Of Form: The Vrolik MuseumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.6 inPublished:December 15, 2013Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9056297244

ISBN - 13:9789056297244

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Table of Contents


Anatomy ornamented LUUC KOOIJMANS

The poet and the tsar

The pathologisation of dissection ANNET MOOIJ

Magic stones from the belly of an antelope

A cabinet departs LAUREN DE ROOY

Criminal heads

The foetus man LAUREN DE ROOY

A nerve-racking job for Lodewijk Bolk

Death keeps science alive ROELOF-JAN OOSTRA

Mangled by fashion

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