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Human Anatomy: Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Art / Photobook

By: Benjamin Rifkin(Author), Michael J Ackerman(Author), Judy Folkenberg(Author)

344 pages, 80 colour & 240 b/w illustrations

Thames & Hudson

Paperback | Feb 2011 | #211600 | ISBN-13: 9780500289365
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NHBS Price: £19.95 $26/€22 approx
Hardback | May 2006 | #159485 | ISBN: 050051299X
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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

"Stunning illustrations"

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