xiv, 228 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Art, medical culture, and Mancini's critical fortune -- Illness, health preservation, and recreation -- From exercise to repose -- For beautiful, healthy children -- Preserving the civic body.
"Through a study of the writings of the papal physician and art critic Giulio Mancini, explores early modern art collecting in Italy. Argues that art within domestic contexts was understood to create healthy bodies, minds, and societies through the mechanism of the imagination"--Provided by publisher.