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The fabric of the body : European traditions of anatomical illustration /
K.B. Roberts and J.D.W. Tomlinson.
Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1992.
xx, 638 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), maps.
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Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1992.
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Includes index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1992-12:
The authors explore the landscape of the human body, as perceived and expressed by European anatomical artists from the beginnings of scientific anatomy to modern anatomy texts. Their work is understandably organized along historical lines, precisely authored, and superbly illustrated. The primary sources of the book are illustrated works of anatomy, selections from which are presented as plates. A select bibliography following the preface lists major secondary sources, extended by chapter references. An uninterrupted narrative avoids intrusive footnoting. Roberts and Tomlinson's history complements Robert Herrlinger's History of Medical Illustration From Antiquity to AD 1600 (tr. by Graham Fulton-Smith, 1970) and Ludwig Choulant's History and Bibliography of Anatomic Illustration (rev. ed., tr. by Mortimer Frank, 1945). A major contribution to all aspects of medical illustration. Appropriate for most art, medical, and European history collections at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; also of intrinsic interest to general adult readers. J. W. Galloway; Texas Woman's University
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Table of Contents
Anatomists, Scribes, and Printers
Pre-Scientific Anatomical Illustration
The Beginnings of Factual Anatomical Illustrations
Leonardo da Vinci
The Great Leap Forward
Baroque Anatomy
Illustrated Anatomy Books in the Netherlands (1650-1800)
The Classic Tradition Develops in Germany
Italian Anatomical Engravings Circa 1800
The Early Work in British Anatomy: Illustration to 1750
British Obstetrical Atlases of the Eighteenth Century
British Anatomical Illustrations, 1775-1830
New Methods in Anatomical Illustration
The Evolution of Illustration in Modern Anatomy Texts
Some Themes of the Book
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