Several readers have been in touch to say they couldn’t put the book down – always the best thing to hear!
I’m delighted to say that my partner, Dr Richard Barnett, is launching his latest book this week in Brooklyn, NYC.
‘Between the French Revolution and the First World War, Europe and America witnessed a golden age of medical image-making.
‘The first generation of mass-market anatomical and pathological textbooks and atlases offered crisp, detailed colour illustrations of the human body in health and disease, and in doing so created a corpus of work that is beautiful and morbid, singular and sublime.
‘Over the past year Morbid Anatomy Museum Visiting Scholar in Residence Richard Barnett has been writing about these images for The Sick Rose, the first in a new series of illustrated books made in collaboration with the Wellcome Library.’
If you’re near NYC, stop in, have some gin, and get your copy signed!
When Richard is back from his NY travels, The Sick Rose will be launched in London – stay tuned for details.
So, dear readers:
Have you enjoyed Opera di Cera?
Have you discovered the book thanks to a love for anatomy, dissection, the history of medicine, or the macabre?
You’re sure to love The Sick Rose.
One prose, the other verse; one history, the other fantasy; both dissection and anatomy.
The two books make a fine pair…