Friday, April 25, 2014

The Morbid Anatomy Anthology and Release Party, Saturday April 26

The Morbid Anatomy Anthology has arrived! Supporters of our previous Kickstarter--and those who pre-ordered the book--will be receiving copies in the days and weeks to come. The cheapest way to order a copy today is via the Morbid Anatomy Museum Kickstarter campaign; a $25 donation gets you a free book with shipping included (add $10 for international orders) at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1038582734/the-morbid-anatomy-museum. And of course, you'll also be supporting an excellent cause!

Also this Saturday, April 26, hope to see you at a very special "Morbid Anatomy Anthology" Book Release Party, the first event at the new Morbid Anatomy Museum space. Copies of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology will be available for sale, many of the authors will be on hand to sign them, and there will be complementary Hendrick's gin cocktails and music compliments of our own Friese Undine as well as an Anatomical Venus cake. Full details follow; hope very much to see you there!

"Morbid Anatomy Anthology" Book Release PartyMorbid Anatomy Anthology" Book Release Party Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and with cocktails and music by Friese Undine
Date:  Saturday, April 26

Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free
Location: The Morbid Anatomy Museum (424A Third Ave, Brooklyn)
Presented by Morbid Anatomy
** Copies of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology will be available for sale and signing
Please join us for a night of drinks, music and books to celebrate the release of "The Morbid Anatomy Anthology," a 500 page, lavishly illustrated, hardbound and full-color book featuring 28 essays based on some of the most memorable lectures hosted by Morbid Anatomy since 2008. Many of the authors will be on hand to raise a glass with you and sign your copy of the book!
Included in the book are essays by Evan Michelson (star of Science Channel’s hit show "Oddities") featuring never before published photographs of the catacombs of Palermo; Simon Chaplin (head of the Wellcome Library) on public displays of corpses in Georgian England, Caitlin Doughty of the popular Ask a Mortician web series on demonic children and the witch trials of Europe, 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, fin de siècle death-themed Parisian cafes, post-mortem photography, eroticized anatomical wax models, taxidermied humans and other animals, Santa Muerte, “artist of death” Frederik Ruysch, and much more.
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