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Andreas Vesalius and the 'Fabrica' in the Age of Printing
Art, Anatomy, and Printing in the Italian Renaissance

R. F. Canalis, M. Ciavolella (eds.)
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XXIV+335 p., 20 b/w ill. + 73 colour ill., 2 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm, 2018
ISBN: 978-2-503-57623-7
Languages: English
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Explores the origins and impact of the most famous book in the history of medical science and a key product of the Italian Renaissance: Andreas Vesalius’s De humanis corporis fabrica (1543).

Andreas Vesalius’s fame derives 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction — RINALDO CANALIS and MASSIMO CIAVOLELLA

Part I. Venice and Venetian Printing

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

Part II. Paduan Anatomy and the Fabrica

‘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

Part III. Anatomy after the Fabrica: Padua and Beyond

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

Part IV. A Twenty-First-Century Perspective

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

Index

Interest Classification:
Sciences & Technology
Medicine
History of Medicine
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Other art forms
Graphic arts & prints
Modern History (1501 to the present)
Early modern history (1501-1800) : main subdisciplines
Cultural & intellectual history
Early modern European history (1501-1800) : local & regional history
Italian Peninsula

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