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Title :

Representation and memory in Renaissance anatomical illustration

Author :
NUTTON, Vivian ;
Conference :
Immagini per conoscere : dal Rinascimento alla rivoluzione scientifica : atti della giornata di studio, Firenze, Palazzo Strozzi, 29 ottobre 1999; Firenze; L.S. Olschki ;
Publication year :
2001
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
On the 15th-16th-c. evolution of Renaissance European anatomical illustration, the latter's role in medical education and its relation to the rise in academic anatomy (i.e., dissections in university theaters). Points to the development, 1530s-1540s (in the works of Charles Estienne, Andreas Vesalius and others), of the systematic use of illustration to introduce new discoveries and to visualize what was difficult to express with the spoken word. Notes that initially Estienne and Vesalius' method of integrating visual information with the results of their discoveries found plagiarists and imitators, but few followers, and that cheap, portable books and anatomical fugitive sheets were more successful among students of medicine. In the later 16th c., however, 'the Vesalian figures quickly came to dominate medical illustration...(and) became central to the whole enterprise of teaching.' ;
Pagination/Size :
<6> p. of pl.; 8 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5304C02 - 1400-1800 ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Estampe et illustration ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Anatomie ; Belgique ; Enseignement ; Estampe ; Estienne, Charles, 1504-1564 ; Europe ; France ; Iconographie ; Illustration ; Livre de médecine ; Médecine ; Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564 ; 1400-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Anatomy ; Belgium ; Estienne, Charles, 1504-1564 ; Europe ; France ; Iconography ; Illustration ; Medical books ; Medicine ; Prints ; Teaching ; Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564 ; 1400-1600 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24904515 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 882225029X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
ITALY ;