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The Art of Anatomy in Medieval Europe
by Taylor McCall
Reaktion Books, 2023
Cloth: 978-1-78914-681-3 | eISBN: 978-1-78914-726-1

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A new history of the medieval illustrations that birthed modern anatomy.
 
This book is the first history of medieval European anatomical images. Richly illustrated, The Art of Anatomy in Medieval Europe explores the many ways in which medieval surgeons, doctors, monks, and artists understood and depicted human anatomy. Taylor McCall refutes the common misconception that Renaissance artists and anatomists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius were the fathers of anatomy who performed the first human dissections. On the contrary, she argues that these Renaissance figures drew upon centuries of visual and written tradition in their works.
 

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