'This collection's focus is on Camper the artisan, the artist, the expert on art and architecture, the writer, the politician, the pilosopher, and the landowner (p. 10). [...] All of the contributors deliberately direct attention away from how Camper's theories and drawings were misappropriated to focus on a recovery of his original intent - including how he used his work to argue against, not to support, racisme (p. 14). Yet, given that it forms a central part of the rationale for such sustained attention to this figure, more attention to how the actual process of misappropriation unfolded would have been helpful, especially for readers entirely unfamiliar with his later legacy. Still, the volume makes a strong case for the need to reconsider Camper in the context of his own time.' Kelly J. Whitmer in: Isis vol. 107 (2016) nr. 4: 844-845; 'If the essays shed much light upon Camper's place in Dutch life, they also underline his cosmopolitanism. [...] This, picture, however, emerges more from separate glimpses in individual essays than from any one contribution in particular, with the curious effect that contributors are often writing about a man who was trans-European but from a variety of nationally specific perspectives. The sum of the volume, therefore, is greater than its individual parts. [...] it does not quite achieve a sustained account of how Camper's social standing shaped his scientific learning and practice, and it does not quite connect the many isolated insights on Camper's relationship with taste, knowledge and practice into a coherent new analysis of the Dutch anatomist. But, despite some reservations, the volume's very existence is an achievement. [...] To bring together such a diverse group to produce such a diverse work is in itself a scholarly triumph.' Emma Spary in: Oxford Press Journal. The English Historical vol. 132 (2017) iss. 556, p. 726-728; Gesignaleerd in: Mededelingen van de Stichting Jacob Campo Weyerman 38 (2015) 1, p. 101-102; Geschiedenis Magazine 51 (maart 2016) 2, p. 62.