Mother and Child Care in Art

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Taylor & Francis, 2007 - Art - 140 pages
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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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About the author (2007)

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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