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This lavishly illustrated book chronicles the remarkable history of anatomical illustration from the Renaissance to the digital 'Visible Human' project today. Its survey of five and a half centuries of meticulous visual description by anatomists and artists will be a welcome addition to the libraries of artists, art students, doctors and anyone interested in the history of science. Starting with the groundbreaking drawings of Leonardo da Vinci – who was, uniquely, both a great artist and a great scientist – anatomical illustration developed into an important art form, one that contributed to both art and science.
"Mesmeric [...] a macabre and illuminating survey of anatomical art"
– The Guardian
"Remarkable [...] charts the visualization of the human body over 600 years"
– The Daily Telegraph
– The Scotsman
"Fascinating and at times gruesome"
– BBC History Magazine