The Sick Rose : Or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration

The Sick Rose : Or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration
Author: Richard Barnett
Rating: 4.42
Bestsellers Rate: 70260
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 256
Hours of reading: 4.3 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 21,67 €

About the book

The Sick Rose is a beautifully gruesome and strangely fascinating visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography. This stunning volume, combining detailed illustrations of afflicted patients from some of the world's rarest medical books, forms an unforgettable and profoundly human reminder of mankind's struggle with disease. Incorporating historic maps, pioneering charts and contemporary case notes, Richard Barnett's evocative overview reveals the fears and obsessions of an era gripped by epidemics.




'It's a transfixing, sublime collection of portraits of the highest art' - The Times 'Astonishing images of the dissected and diseased ... superbly erudite and lucid accompanying text ... Here we see unpacked the mortal elements of many anonymous individuals - and by extension our own' - Will Self, The Guardian 'Appalling, if brilliantly rendered .... A fascinating book, albeit only for those with strong stomachs' - Nature 'A fascinating, gruesome look at how the medical profession depicted afflictions before colour photography' - The Big Issue

Richard Barnett Biography

Dr. Richard H. Barnett has been instructing in the area of embedded microcontrollers for the past eighteen years and currently consults actively in the field. Prior to his tenure as a professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Purdue University, he spent ten years as an engineer in the aerospace electronics industry. Dr. Barnett?s teaching awards include the Charles B. Murphy Award as one of the best teachers at Purdue University and Purdue University?s Book of Great Teachers, a list of the 225 most influential teachers over Purdue?s entire history. Senior Operating Member Progressive Resources LLC Mr. O'Cull received a B.S. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering Technology at Purdue University. His career path started in the design of software and control systems for CNC (computer numeric controlled) machine tools. From there he moved to other opportunities in electronics engineering and software development for vision systems, laser-robotic machine tools, medical diagnostic equipment, and commercial and consumer products, and he has been listed as inventor/co-inventor on numerous patents. Mr. O'Cull started Progressive Resources in 1995 after several years of working in Electrical and Software Engineering and Engineering management. Progressive Resources LLC ( specializes in innovative commercial, industrial, and consumer product development. Progressive Resources is a Microchip consultant member since 1995. Sarah Cox has a Bachelor of Science degree in both Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. She is currently the Director of Software Development at Progressive Resources LLC , where she has developed software for projects ranging from small consumer products to industrial products and test equipment. These projects have spanned several fields, among them automotive, medical, entertainment, child development, public safety/education, sound and image compression, and construction. In addition, Ms. Cox has been listed as co-inventor on numerous patent applications. ... Read full biography

Authors: Richard Barnett
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9780500517345
ISBN10: 0500517347
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: 9 Illustrations, black and white; 345 Illustrations, color
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 256
Book Weight: 980
Book Dimensions: 170x240x35
Circulation: None
Publication date: June 2, 2014
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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