Synopses & Reviews
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.
Included in this authoritative history of anatomical illustration are the most recent scientific discoveries and digital imagery, as well as superb reproductions of anatomical renderings by Leonardo da Vinci, Vesalius, and many others spanning five centuries.
About the Author
Benjamin A. Rifkin is an art historian with a keen interest in the meanings of images in their historical context. He is currently working on studies of Rembrandt's history paintings and the European discovery of the Caribbean. Rifkin lives in New York City.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. He lives in Maryland. Judith Folkenberg is a freelance writer. She lives in Maryland.