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Human Anatomy: Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today

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A sourcebook showcasing an astonishing range of anatomical illustration across half a millennium.

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.


Author: Benjamin A. Rifkin, Michael J. Ackerman, Judith Folkenberg

Format: Paperback

Size: 15.2 x 22.9 cm, 344 pages

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500289365


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