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Cabinet #28 on "Bones" - Articles online!

Posted in Historia & Memoria, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Suzanne on March 28th, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia


Mummified children in the Catacombe dei Cappuccini (Photo by Marco Lanza)

Good news for those of you who missed the chance to buy their own copy of Cabinet's Bones issue: Seven articles featured in Cabinet #28 have been made available online for your reading pleasure.

Here they are:

The Museum of the Dead - Monochrome macabre
(by Robert Harbison)

Bone Play - The anatomist’s games
(by Michael Sappol & Eva Åhrén)

Congenital Human Baculum Deficiency - The generative bone of Genesis 2:21-23
(by Scott F. Gilbert & Ziony Zevit)

A Buried History of Paleontology - The remains of Waterhouse Hawkins
(by Brian Selznick & David Serlin)

Cutting the World at Its Joints: An Interview with D. Graham Burnett - Comparative anatomy on trial
(by Sina Najafi)

Marking Time - Alexander Marshack and ossified time
(by Daniel Rosenberg)

Colors - Mauve
(by Shelley Jackson)


Mummified priests in the Catacombe dei Cappuccini (Photo by Marco Lanza)

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2 comments to " Cabinet #28 on "Bones" - Articles online! "

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    Jen says:

    At first I thought they were little dejected dolls, hanging there. Some neglected relics of childhood. Then I read the caption.

    I must admit,that while the babies left me feeling a little melancholic, the priests made me smile. The one in the middle really has a rather fetching pose, don't you think?

    March 28th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Indeed! He looks like he's instructing the other two priests in the art of Romanian line dance or something.

    April 4th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

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