Human Anatomy: A Visual History From The Renaissance To The Digital Age by Benjamin A. RifkinHuman Anatomy: A Visual History From The Renaissance To The Digital Age by Benjamin A. Rifkin

Human Anatomy: A Visual History From The Renaissance To The Digital Age

byBenjamin A. Rifkin, Michael J. Ackerman

Paperback | February 1, 2011

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Praised by Nature ("stunning"), the London Times ("remarkable"), and the Guardian ("mesmeric"), this lavishly illustrated book chronicles the remarkable history of anatomical illustration. Before the invention of photography, artists played an essential role in medical science, recording human anatomy in startlingly direct and often moving images. Over 400 years, beginning with Vesalius, they charted the main systems of the body, made precise studies of living organs, documented embryonic development, and described pathologies. Human Anatomy includes portfolios of the work of 19 great anatomical artists, with concise biographies, and culminates with the Visible Human Project, which uses digital tools to visualize the human body.

Praise for Human Anatomy:

"From Leonardo da Vinci's exquisite pen-and-ink drawings of the human skeleton to the digital Visible Human Project in its three-dimensional glory, this fascinating book . . . documents more than 500 years of anatomical illustration in living color."
 -Scientific American
Benjamin A. Rifkin is an art historian with a keen interest in scientific illustration. Michael J. Ackerman is a biomedical engineer and a pioneer in the field of medical informatics. He was the primary developer of the initial concept for the Visible Human Project, and has received numerous science awards. Judith Folkenberg is a free...
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Title:Human Anatomy: A Visual History From The Renaissance To The Digital AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810997983

ISBN - 13:9780810997981

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Human anatomy Perfect for anyone interested in medical history, the history of dissection or the evolution of medical illustration. In-depth, well researched explanations with full page crisp illustrations.
Date published: 2017-06-21