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The Art of Animal Anatomy David Bainbridge

The Art of Animal Anatomy By David Bainbridge

The Art of Animal Anatomy by David Bainbridge

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The Art of Animal Anatomy: All life is here, dissected and depicted by David Bainbridge

Have you ever wondered what beats beneath an animal's skin? Well, you wouldn't be the first one. The study of comparative anatomy has led to some of the most striking images ever created. For two and a half thousand years, the animal body has been picked apart to drive arguments in natural philosophy, to reinforce dogma, to remind us of death, to horrify, educate, and enthral. This book recounts the intertwined intellectual and artistic journeys of comparative anatomy from antiquity to the present day. Rather than offering an exhaustive listing, it focuses on the distinctive artistic flavors of five great phases of anatomical endeavour. Horses opened like books, the leer of a shark's eye, the humming loom of the brain-all life is here, dissected, and depicted. Lyrically written and accompanied by captivating illustrations from history's animal anatomists, this is the ideal read for designers, art lovers and scientists alike.

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the artwork itself is wonderfully reproduced on matte paper in numerous half- and full-page images, as well as full-page spreads [...] far from being gory or gruesome, contains fantastic imagery spanning a wide span of time. It contains many works well-known to most biologists, but will undoubtedly introduce you to new and unknown artworks. [...] And it makes a sure-fire gift for that person in your life who loves the interface of biology and art. * The Inquisitive Biologist *

About David Bainbridge

David Bainbridge is the University Clinical Veterinary Anatomist at the University of Cambridge, a reproductive biologist, and a popular science writer. As well as many academic and clinical papers and book chapters, he has written six popular science books, all widely reviewed, discussed, and translated. These include A Visitor Within: The science of pregnancy, Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A fantastic journey through your brain, Teenagers: A natural history, and Curvology: The origins and power of female body shape.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Before the Press From Antiquity to the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci: Animal as Machine Albrecht Durer: The Wonderful Line Chapter 2: The Horse Stripped Bare Cutting and Cataloguing: 16th-19th centuries Carlo Ruini: Anatomia del Cavallo George Stubbs: The Anatomy of the Horse Chapter 3: Bewildering Variety A Pictorial Menagerie: 16th-19th centuries Volcher Coiter: De Partibus Similaribus Humani Corporis Georges Cuvier: Le Regne Animal Alfred Brehm: Tierleben Richard Owen: The Anatomy of Vertebrates Chapter 4: Embryos and Ancestors Evolution and Development in the 19th century Ernst Haeckel: Development of the Embryo, Development of the Race Edweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion Santiago RamOn y Cajal: Textura del Sistema Nervioso del Hombre y de los Vertebrados Chapter 5: Onwards, Outwards, Inwards The Wonders of Life since 1900 D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson: On Growth and Form Index Credits

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The Art of Animal Anatomy: All life is here, dissected and depicted by David Bainbridge
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