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 €

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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.

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'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

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ISBN13: 9780500517345
ISBN10: 0500517347
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Illustrations: 9 Illustrations, black and white; 345 Illustrations, color
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Book Format: Hardback
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Pages: 256
Book Weight: 980
Book Dimensions: 170x240x35
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Publication date: June 2, 2014
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Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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