Human Anatomy: Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today
Benjamin A. Rifkin and Michael J. Ackerman
Starting with the groundbreaking drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, this lavishly illustrated book chronicles the remarkable history of anatomical illustration from the Renaissance to the digital 'Visible Human' project today. Its survey of five and a half centuries of meticulous visual description by anatomists and artists will be a welcome addition to the libraries of artists, art students, doctors and anyone interested in the history of science.
Benjamin A. Rifkin lives and works in New York City as a private art dealer specializing in Old Master paintings, drawings and sculpture. Michael J. Ackerman is Assistant Director for High Performance Computing and Communications at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. Judy Folkenberg is a freelance writer. She is also a book artist, and binds and makes books by hand.