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Albinus on Anatomy

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This beautiful, enthralling book represents the rarest of human achievements: a work of great scientific merit that is a magnificent work of art as well. Bernard Siegfried Albinus was the greatest descriptive anatomist of the eighteenth century. Over a period of twenty years, he produced two volumes of drawings, Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body and Tables of the Human Bones, that have long been revered for their beauty, skill, artistry, and anatomical accuracy. This finely made edition makes them available to the general public at an easily affordable price for the first time since their publication in 1747.

All 80 of the original copperplate engravings, containing over 230 individual illustrations, have been painstakingly reproduced for this edition. The muscles and bones of the human body are rendered individually and in related groups from varying perspectives, enabling art students to compare the forms; to analyze their size, shape, direction, and attachments; and to observe with absolute clarity the shape and position of bodily forms. Eighty modern diagrams matching each plate identify each bone and muscle in the most common medical terms.

The eminent medical historian Charles Singer praised Albinus' brilliant accomplishment: "He introduced a new standard of accuracy into practical anatomy and of accuracy and beauty into anatomical illustrations." Singer adds: "These illustrations, with their finely wrought ornamental backgrounds, were intended for artists as well as for physicians, and no finer work of their type has ever been executed."

Introductory essays by the well-known artist and art educator Terence Coyle—including a new introduction to the Dover edition—engagingly explore Albinus' life and work. Following these, Robert Beverly Hale, one of America's best-known teachers of figure drawing and anatomy, brilliantly appraises Albinus' technique and demonstrates how artists today can use his anatomical studies to draw from life, a special feature that makes this magnificent book truly indispensable for artists and art students at every level.

Synopsis:

All 80 of the great 18th-century descriptive anatomist's original copperplate engravings, containing over 230 individual illustrations, of the muscles and bones of the human body are rendered individually and in related groups from varying perspectives.

Synopsis:

All 80 of the great 18th-century descriptive anatomist's original copperplate engravings of the human skeletal and muscular systems, containing 230 individual illustrations, are reproduced in this edition. Muscles and bones are rendered individually and in related groups from varying perspectives.
A work of great scientific merit, this volume is a magnificent work of art as well.

Synopsis:

All 80 of the great 18th-century descriptive anatomist's brilliant engravings of the human skeletal and muscular systems. With 80 full-page identification diagrams.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486258362
With:
Coyle, Terence
Author:
Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried
Author:
Hale, Robert Beverly
Author:
Coyle, Terence
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Anatomy
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Subject:
Designs and plans
Subject:
Drawing - Anatomy
Subject:
Anatomy, artistic
Subject:
Techniques - Life Drawing
Subject:
Human anatomy -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Anatomy, Artistic -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Anatomy for Artists
Series Volume:
88-425
Publication Date:
19890131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
12.25 x 9.38 in 1.66 lb

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Product details 208 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486258362 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
All 80 of the great 18th-century descriptive anatomist's original copperplate engravings, containing over 230 individual illustrations, of the muscles and bones of the human body are rendered individually and in related groups from varying perspectives.
"Synopsis" by ,
All 80 of the great 18th-century descriptive anatomist's original copperplate engravings of the human skeletal and muscular systems, containing 230 individual illustrations, are reproduced in this edition. Muscles and bones are rendered individually and in related groups from varying perspectives.
A work of great scientific merit, this volume is a magnificent work of art as well.
"Synopsis" by ,
All 80 of the great 18th-century descriptive anatomist's brilliant engravings of the human skeletal and muscular systems. With 80 full-page identification diagrams.
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