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On Friday 3 October at IMI Bristol 2014
Dr Richard Barnett – writer, teacher and broadcaster on the cultural history of science and medicine, author of The Sick Rose or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration – will be speaking and taking questions in the King’s Lounge at 11.55–12.25.
The Sick Rose, which has been shortlisted in the 2014 British Book Design and Production Awards, is a beautifully gruesome and strangely enthralling visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography.
“It’s a transfixing, sublime collection of portraits of the highest art” – Times
“Astonishing images of the dissected and diseased… superbly erudite and lucid accompanying text… Here we see unpacked the mortal elements of many anonymous individuals – and by extension our own” – Will Self, Guardian
“Appalling, if brilliantly rendered… A fascinating book, albeit only for those with strong stomachs” – Nature
“A fascinating, gruesome look at how the medical profession depicted afflictions before colour photography” – Big Issue
The Sick Rose will be on sale in the trade area at the Wellcome Images stand, at the conference rate of £15.00 (RRP £19.95).
Already have it? Bring it along to be signed by the author.