Mother and Child Care in Art

Mother and Child Care in Art

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The relationship between art, motherhood and child care has always been a fertile source of discussion and debate. This book, like its predecessors Medicine and Art and Surgical and Medical Treatment in Art, evolved from a series of articles written by Alan EH Emery on art and medicine in Clinical Medicine, the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians. In this volume, however, the authors have concentrated their attention on the biological, social and emotional elements of the unique relationship between mother and child.Each artwork, beautifully reproduced in full colour, is accompanied by an essay, tracing the history of mother and child care from Ancient Egypt to the present day. Featured artists include Rembrandt van Rijn, William Hogarth, Norman Rockwell and Alison Lapper, as well as numerous lesser known artists spanning the ages and the globe. The essays describe the relevance of each work of art and also detail the artists themselves, making this book a unique treasure trove of information for all who share in the authors' love of art, history, motherhood and child care.
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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 215.9 x 297.2 x 17.8mm | 907.2g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 65 full colour plates
  • 1853156299
  • 9781853156298
  • 2,846,661

Table of contents

1. Cutting Corn in Ancient Egypt (c 1250 BC), anonymous 2. Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer (1653), by Rembrandt van Rijn 3. Presentation of the Fetus in Utero (9thââ¬â10th century, anonymous 4. The Disease Woman (c 1420ââ¬â1430), anonymous 5. Female Anatomy (1543), by Andreas Vesalius 6. From Conception to Delivery (1880), by Yoshitora Utagawa 7. February (c 1416), by the Limberg Brothers 8. The Wedding Feast (c 1568), by Pieter Bruegel the Elder 9. The Health of the Bride (1889), by Stanhope Forbes 10. Pregnant Woman (Maternity) (1913), by Marc Chagall 11. The Longing of a Pregnant Woman (1839), by Honoré Daumier 12. Cunicularii, or The Wise Men of Godliman in Consultation (1726), by William Hogarth 13. Birthing Stool, Ancient Egypt (c AD 150ââ¬â200), anonymous, and The Queen Delivering in Ancient Seated Posture (1236ââ¬â1237), by al-Wâsitî 14. Caesarean Section (c 1000), by Al-Beruni 15. Oliver Wendell Holmes Reading The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever (1946), by Dean Cornwell 16. Her Firstborn (1877), by Frank Holl 17. Mother and Child (1979), by John Muafangejo 18. The Circumcision of Christ (1471ââ¬â1481), by Michael Pacher 19. The Adoration of the Shepherds (c 1644), by Georges de la Tour 20. Child Being Given a Fomentation (Poultice) (first half of 13th century), anonymous 21. A Man-Mid-Wife (1793), by Isaac Cruikshank 22. Newborn Baby on Hands (Ursus Dix) (1927), by Otto Dix 23. Esau and Jacob Presented to Isaac (c 1780), by Benjamin West 24. Self Portrait (1932), by Dick Ket 25. Faces (1999), by Alison Lapper 26. Inn Scene (early 1650s), by Gerard ter Borch 27. A Child of Non-Disjunction (1971), by Josef Warkany 28. Mrs Dempster with Russell (c 1975), by Robert Lenkiewicz 29. Madonna and Child (c 1480), by Carlo Crivelli 30. The Cradle (1872), by Berthe Morisot 31. Mother and Child (1924), by Eric Gill 32. Detail from Orphrey (late 14th century), anonymous 33. The Family of the Stone Grinder (c 1653ââ¬â1655), by Gerard ter Borch 34. Foundling Girls in their School Dresses at Prayer in the Chapel (c 1877), by Sophie Anderson 35. The Captured Truant (1850), by Thomas Brooks 36. Le Médecine des Pauvres (Doctor for the Poor) (1857), by Jules Léonard 37. Roma Making an Offering to Astarte (c 1400 BC), anonymous 38. Inheritance (1903ââ¬â1905), by Edvard Munch 39. Vaccination by Edward Jenner Against Smallpox, 1796 (1879, by Georges Gaston Théodore Mélingue 40. Diphtheria or Lazarillo de Tormes (1819), by Francisco Goya 41. Playing at Doctors (1863), by Frederick Daniel Hardy 42. The Sick Child (1885), by Eugène Carrière 43. The Convalescent (1888) and The Convalescent (1945), by Helene Schjerfbeck 44. Ivory Female Diagnostic Statuette (18thââ¬âearly 19th century), anonymous 45. The First Ovariotomy (1878), by George Kasson Knapp 46. The Village Doctress (1783), by James Northcote 47. The Examination (1892), by Imre Knopp 48. The Same Advice I Gave Your Dad ââ¬Â¦ Listerine Often (1929), by Norman Rockwell 49. Romance, Self Portrait (1920), by Cecile Walton 50. An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (c 1767ââ¬â1768), by Joseph Wright 51. Dr Meryon (1850), by John Linnell, and Plaque on the site of Edward Meryonââ¬â¢s former home at 13 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, by Westminster Council 52. Members of the First Clinical Faculty of Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland or The Four Doctors (1905), by John Singer Sargent 53. Quaker Doctors ââ¬â True Health (1985ââ¬â1991), Quaker tapestry 54. A Glasgow Close (1960), by Joan Eardley 55. The Death of the Mother (1889ââ¬â1890), by Edvard Munch 56. Child Psychology (1933), by Norman Rockwell 57. The Family (1988), by Paula Rego 58. ââ¬ËIncubatorsââ¬â¢ at the Maternity Hospital, Port Royal, Paris (1884), by Eugène Froment 59. The Fetus (c 1905), by Gustav-Adolf Mossa 60. A Cornucopia of Contraception, Ancient and Modern (1984) and Intrauterine Device Collection (nd), assembled by Percy Skuy 61. Child After a Liver Transplant (1989), by Sir Roy Calne 62. Lumbar Puncture (1996ââ¬â1997), by Susan Macfarlane 63. Cytogenetics: A Lesson on Typing the Chromosomes (1996ââ¬â1997), by Susan Macfarlane 64. Bathsheba with King Davidââ¬â¢s Letter (1654), by Rembrandt van Rijn 65. Just What is it That Makes Todayââ¬â¢s Homes So Different, So Appealing? (1956), by Richard Hamilton 66. Eugenia Martinez Vallejo, La Monstrua (c 1680), by Juan Carreño de Miranda 67. Medical Genetics in the Prevention of Handicap (1983), by Timothy Chalk, Paul Grime, David Wilkinson (Artistââ¬â¢s Collective) A Selection of Some Works of Art Depicting Mother and Child Care
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Highly commended in the basis of medicine category of the BMA Medical Book Competition, 2007" Mother and Child Care in Art " is an attractive and fascinating book that would be a welcome addition to any bookshelf, both at home or at work, and it provides a wealth of information for anyone who has an interest in art, history, motherhood and childcare.Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health 20075 Stars: Another beautiful bookI already have the two previous volumes and so cherished the news that a third was due to be published. The previous two have pride of place in my library and this one doesn't let the side down. A truly beautiful book featuring a wonderful collection of images. Finished at a very high quality this book is well worth every penny.Amazon customer review, Sept 06
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About Marcia Emery

In addition to his life-long love of art, Professor Alan E H Emery, Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics of the University of Edinburgh and also Honorary Fellow of Green College, Oxford, has written over twenty books and 300 scientific articles over his long career in medical genetics, including Neuromuscular Disorders, The History of a Genetic Disease: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or Meryon's Disease, Medicine and Art and Surgical and Medical Treatment in Art, all published by RSM Books. He has received numerous national as well as international awards for his research and contributions to the study of neuromuscular disorders, including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the World Federation of Neurology. In 2006 he was also elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Professor Alan Emery is a keen artist himself and devotes his spare time to painting and exhibiting his work. Marcia Emery shares with her husband a love of art and history. She graduated in psychology in the USA and UK and later obtained a Master's Degree in Library Science. Her career has included posts as medical librarian at Case Western Reserve University and Duke University. She has published a number of articles on medical history.
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