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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Venice
- From: Peter Sramek <sramek@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 00:39:46 -0500
- Message-id: <199803120536.VAA20040@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
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Kim Itkonen wrote:
> Takes a while to loosen the trap doors of memory. Totally unrelated to=
> books but fascinating if you're interested in the history of science an=
> strange collections --- the museum called La Specola near the Pitti Pa=
> is, well, wierd. It's a motley collection of taxidermy and an astonis=
> collection of full size anatomical wax models of the human in various s=
> of undoing.
> Also in the Museum of San Marco see the huge choir book and it's monum=
> stand behind the altar.
> When in Venice - buy Tarot cards , walk and walk and walk, and take the=
> to the cemetary or to Torcello - peaceful open fields and Sta. Fosca - =
> Kim Itkonen
I have heard of La Specola and it is of interest to me for photography
and for my students for drawing. I look forward to seeing it - it does
sound very wierd.