Human Anatomy

Human Anatomy

From the Renaissance to the Digital Age

Book - 2006
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Lavishly illustrated anatomy books have long been prized by artists, physicians, and other educated readers. Human Anatomy is the first authoritative history of anatomical illustration to include the most recent scientific discoveries and digital imagery. The book includes concise biographies of the great anatomists of history, as well as superb reproductions of anatomical renderings by Leonardo da Vinci, Vesalius, and many others, showing how science and art worked harmoniously to disseminate an evolving understanding of the human mechanism and how it operates. Spanning five centuries, Human Anatomy is an invaluable addition to the libraries of artists, doctors, and general science readers everywhere.

Baker & Taylor
An authoritative history of anatomical illustration incorporates the latest scientific discoveries and digital imaging technology to reveal how art and science worked together to create a developing understanding of the human body and how it works, accompanied by profiles of the world's great anatomists and reproductions by Leonardo da Vinci, Vesalius, and others.

Blackwell North Amer
Before the invention of photography, artists played an essential role in the work of anatomists, recording their discoveries in drawings, which were later reproduced as prints that could be studied throughout the scientific world. Starting with the groundbreaking drawings of Leonardo da Vinci - who was, uniquely, both a great artist and a great scientist - these anatomical illustrations developed into an important art form, one that contributed to the maturation of both art and science.
This illustrated book chronicles the remarkable history of anatomical illustration from the Renaissance to the digital Visible Human project of today. Its survey of five and one-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.

Baker
& Taylor

An authoritative history of anatomical illustration incorporates the latest scientific discoveries and digital imaging technology to reveal how art and science worked together to create a developing understanding of the human body and how it works.

Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2006
ISBN: 9780810955455
0810955458
Characteristics: 343 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ackerman, Michael J. 1946-

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