Martin Clayton (Author) Ron Philo (Author)
ISBN 978 1 905686 39 1
Hardback, 260 pages, 25cm x 21cm (10" x 8"), 126 colour illustrations.
Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest anatomists ever to have lived. He dissected more than thirty human corpses, exploring every aspect of anatomy and physiology, and recorded his findings in drawings of unparalleled beauty and lucidity, and in notes that bear witness to his astonishing insights into the subject. Had Leonardo published his researches, he would have transformed European knowledge of anatomy. But his studies remained among his personal papers at his death, and were almost unknown until around 1900.
This book offers 87 of Leonardo’s finest and most important anatomical studies, with full scientific and art-historical explanations and discussion. It is an essential work of reference for the Leonardo enthusiast, as well as a unique exploration of the anatomy of the human body itself.