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Forces of Form: The Vrolik Museum
     

Forces of Form: The Vrolik Museum

by Laurens de Rooy, Hans van den Bogaard, Annet Mooij (Editor), Laurens De Rooy (Editor), Roelof-Jan Oostra (Editor)
 

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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

Overview

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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789056295523
Publisher:
Amsterdam University Press
Publication date:
07/15/2010
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

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. 

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