K.B. Roberts & J.D.W. Tomlinson - The fabric of the body, European traditions of anatomical illustration - 1992

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K.B. Roberts & J.D.W. Tomlinson - The fabric of the body, European traditions of anatomical illustration - 1992
Medicine - Quantity: 1 - In Box - Book

This book is a survey and anthology of the major developments, styles and trends in anatomical illustration through more than 700 years. Anatomy, the scientific investigation of the structure of the human body by dissection, was a preoccupation of the renaissance scholars and artists in the universities and academies of Europe. By the mid 1500s sophisticated anatomy books were widely distributed. It was primarily the illustrations rather than the text that spread information on this descriptive science. This book shows how anatomists and their collaborating artists presented the important aspects of their subjects to doctors, medical students and others, coincidentally revealing their attitude to the living and the dead human body. A narrative history of the context in which these illustrations were produced is supplemented by a precise consideration of the anatomy shown in each plate reproduced. This book will appeal to anyone with an academic interest in anatomy, or illustrative art or figure drawing. It is a record of an important aspect of the development of modern medicine and surgery.

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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Medicine
Author/ Illustrator
K.B. Roberts & J.D.W. Tomlinson
Book Title
The fabric of the body, European traditions of anatomical illustration
Condition
As new
Publication year oldest item
1992
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Clarendon Press Oxford
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
In Box
Number of pages
638
Dimensions
29×23 cm
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