April 2014 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Morbid Anatomy Anthology

MAA.jpgToday is the official pub date for The Morbid Anatomy Anthology, a lavish 500-page book of essays edited by Joanna Ebenstein and Colin Dickey. The book was funded through a Kickstarter campaign in which 1,319 backers pledged $46,338 to ensure its publication (disclosure: I was one of them). Curators, writers, and artists contributed articles on a range of eccentric topics, including books bound in human skin, the catacombs of Palermo, and "artist of death" Frederik Ruysch, some of which had been previously presented as lectures at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Library. A book release party will be held on April 26.

You can get a copy of the anthology through the Morbid Anatomy gift shop, or by supporting for $25 or more a new campaign to help build their new museum space. You can also read more about the Morbid Anatomy Library & Museum in our spring issue.

Image: Courtesy of Morbid Anatomy.