Coupon
Freak Babylon : An Illustrated History of Teratology & Freakshows
by Jack Hunte


Overview - FREAK BABYLON is a sometimes startling, sometimes disturbing documentary of the history of one of mankind's most fascinating sciences - teratology - and its dubious cultural correlative, the Freakshow, from ancient times to the present day.  Read more...

 
Paperback - Revised Ed.
  • $19.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 15 copies from $15.69
 
 
 

More About Freak Babylon by Jack Hunte
 
 
 
Overview
FREAK BABYLON is a sometimes startling, sometimes disturbing documentary of the history of one of mankind's most fascinating sciences - teratology - and its dubious cultural correlative, the Freakshow, from ancient times to the present day. The book features over 200 rare and intriguing photos of human anomalies and covers the areas of scientific research, sideshows, cinema and body modification. By tracing the history of teratology - the classification of human anomalies - and looking at some famous case histories such as the Elephant Man and Johnny Eck, FREAK BABYLON shows how medical research and exploitation are often interlinked - and poses the question whether new sciences of cloning and genetic engineering are taking us back to the "dark days" of man-made freaks. Bonus features include: "The Elephant Man" by Sir Frederick Treves. Long out-of-print, this is the true account which inspired David Lynch's film of the same name. "Dissection of a Symelian Monster" by R C Benington. A classic illustrated account of an autopsy on a real-life human anomaly, from 1891 medical journals. An in-depth illustrated review of the controversial 1932 horror film Freaks, directed by Tod Browning. Tod Robbins' classic short story "Spurs," which inspired Browning's Freaks.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781840681604
  • ISBN-10: 1840681608
  • Publisher: Creation Books
  • Publish Date: May 2010
  • Page Count: 175
  • Dimensions: 9.96 x 7.1 x 0.44 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.83 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Performing Arts > Circus

 
BAM Customer Reviews