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Ebenstein, Joanna 1971-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 54 publications in 5 languages and 604 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Biographies  Illustrated works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joanna Ebenstein
The anatomical Venus : wax, God, death & the ecstatic by Joanna Ebenstein( Book )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compelling and alluring, this disquieting volume presents a host of deftly crafted dissectable female wax models and "slashed beauties" created to demonstrate anatomy in museums and fairgrounds around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries. Incisive commentary reveals the evolution of these enigmatic and sensual sculptures from the death masks, wax effigies and votive offerings of the Renaissance, and later to artist's muse, erotic fetish and the embodiment of the uncanny
Death : a graveside companion( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death is the one inevitable fact of life. Throughout the centuries, humanity has sought to understand this sobering thought through art and ritual. The theme of memento mori informs medieval Danse Macabre, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Renaissance paintings of dissected corpses and "anatomical Eves," Gothic literature, funeral effigies, Halloween, and paintings of the Last Judgment. Deceased ancestors are celebrated in the Mexican Day of the Dead, while the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead to secure their afterlife.0A volume of unprecedented breadth and sinister beauty, 'Death: A Graveside Companion' examines a staggering range of cultural attitudes toward death. The book is organized into themed chapters: The Art of Dying, Examining the Dead, Memorializing the Dead, The Personification of Death, Symbolizing Death, Death as Amusement, and The Dead After Life. Each chapter begins with thought-provoking articles by curators, academics, and journalists followed by gallery spreads presenting a breathtaking variety of death-related imagery and artifacts. From skulls to the dance of death, statuettes to ex libris, memento mori to memorabilia, all the images are of artifacts in the astonishing collection of Richard Harris and range from 2000 BCE to the present day, running the gamut of both high and popular culture
The Morbid Anatomy anthology( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 2008, the Morbid Anatomy Library of Brooklyn, New York, has hosted some of the best scholars, artists and writers working along the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine, death and the macabre, religion and spectacle. The Morbid Anatomy Anthology collects some of the best of this work in 28 lavishly illustrated essays. Included are essays by Evan Michelson (star of Science Channel's hit show Oddities) on the catacombs of Palermo; Simon Chaplin (head of the Wellcome Library in London) on public displays of corpses in Georgian England; mortician Caitlin Doughty on demonic children; and Paul Koudounaris (author of Empire of Death) on a truck stop populated with human skulls. In addition are pieces on books bound in human skin, death-themed cafes in fin-de-siècle Paris, post-mortem photography, eroticized anatomical wax models, taxidermied humans and other animals, Santa Muerte, "artist of death" Frederik Ruysch, and much more
Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy by Pat Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1320 and 2018 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potter was a country taxidermist of no great expertise, but the anthropomorphic taxidermy tableaux that he built have become famous icons of Victorian whimsy. Many of Potter's most famour pieces were reunited for the acclaimed 2010 Museum of Everything exhibition. Here, for the last time, the collection is preserved and celebrated with new photographs of Potter's best-loved works
Macabre : traité illustré de la mort( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomical venus : Morbid Anatomy presents by Joanna Ebenstein( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi no bijutsu taizen : Hassennen no memento mori by Joanna Ebenstein( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apexart Fellowship : an experiment in vertical cultural integration by Steven Rand( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The apexart Fellowship: An Experiment in Vertical Cultural Integration"" explores the methodology, practice, and effects of apexart's unique Fellowship model. The apexart Fellowship is an alternative educational program that invites creative individuals to leave their familiar surroundings for a month-long stay in a foreign country. The program pro
La Venere anatomica by Joanna Ebenstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anatomical Venus : wax, God, death et the ecstatic by Joanna Ebenstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Compelling and alluring, this disquieting volume presents a host of deftly crafted dissectable female wax models and "slashed beauties" created to demonstrate anatomy in museums and fairgrounds around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries. Incisive commentary reveals the evolution of these enigmatic and sensual sculptures from the death masks, wax effigies and votive offerings of the Renaissance, and later to artist's muse, erotic fetish and the embodiment of the uncanny
Real Brooklyn, a day in our lives photographs( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection contains black-and-white and color photographs that document Positive Focus, Inc.'s exhibition entitled Real Brooklyn: a day in our lives, which was held at Brooklyn's Borough Hall in September 2003. The exhibition was co-sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and adayinthelife.org (the website no longer exists as of 2015). The photographs depict residents of different Brooklyn neighborhoods. The artists themselves are a mixture of native New Yorkers and new residents, as well as both amateur and professional photographers
 
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エーベンステイン, ジョアンナ

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