Item Number: 147020
Title: ANDREA VESALIUS and the 'Fabrica' in the Age of Printing : Art, Anatomy, and Printing in the Italian Renaissance
Author: Canalis, Rinaldo Fernando ; Massimo Ciavolella (eds)
Record created on 10/17/2017
Description: Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 28cm., hardcover, 335pp., 73 color, 20 b&w illus.
Summary: Andreas Vesalius's fame derive from his writing of what is perhaps the most famous book in the history of medical science, De humanis corporis fabrica (1543), a treatise that within a few years transformed the imperfect art of anatomy into a modern science. This extraordinary work, however, came into being not just because of its author's genius and industry, but for other reasons that remain (despite a vast body of scholarship) inadequately explored. These questions, the historical moment from which they stem, and the setting in which Vesalius produced the Fabrica, form the core of this volume. Some of these significant factors include the short time during which De fabrica was produced, the debated authorship of its illustrations, and its immediate and subsequent impact on the teaching of anatomy. The book's significance within the context of present day views of its historical value, and the ever increasing fascination it evokes among scholars and collectors alike, are also examined
Contents: The Culture of Venice in the Age of Vesalius and the Aldine Press - KENNETH BARTLETT ; Aldus Manutius and the World of Venetian Printing - ANGELA MARIA NUOVO ; Aldus Manutius` Unfulfilled Dream: Galen`s Journey from Campo Sant` Agostin to Western Culture - LORENZO PERILLI ; 'Fair Padua' as a Centre of Renaissance Anatomy - ANDREW CUNNINGHAM ; Jan Steven Van Calcar, c. 1515 - c. 1546, Vesalius` Illustrator - MONIQUE KORNELL ; Vesalius Methods in the Production of the Fabrica with Emphasis on the Neuroanatomical Books - RINALDO F. CANALIS ; Gabrielle Fallopia: Vesalius' Admirer and First Critic - RINALDO F. CANALIS ; Anatomy in Colour: Hieronimus Fabrici ab Aquapendente and the Tabulae Pictae - RAFFAELE DE CARO ; Cut, Copy, and English Anatomy: Thomas Geminus and the Reordering of Vesalius Canonical Body - MELISSA LO ; Vesal `for what he represents':Vesaliana in William Osler`s Collections - HELENE CAZES ; `Habent sua Fata Libelli' - VICTORIA STEELE ; Illuminating the Science of Life - CHRISTINE YOUNG.
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