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008    150205s2012    us a    r     001 0 eng c 
020    9780226465296 (cloth: alk. paper)  
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100 1  Kusukawa, Sachiko  
245 10 Picturing :|bthe book of nature :|bimage, text and 
       argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical 
       Botany /|cSachiko Kusukawa 
260    Chicago ;|aLondon :|bThe University of Chicago Press,
       |ccop. 2012 
300    XVII, 331 p. :|bil. ;|c26 cm  
520 8  Because of their spectacular, naturalistic pictures of 
       plants and the human body, Leonhart Fuchs's De historia 
       stirpium and Andreas Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica
       are landmark publications in the history of the printed 
       book. But as Picturing the Book of Nature makes clear, 
       they do more than bear witness to the development of book 
       publishing during the Renaissance and to the prominence 
       attained by the fields of medical botany and anatomy in 
       European medicine. Sachiko Kusukawa examines these texts, 
       as well as Conrad Gessner's unpublished Historia plantarum,
       and demonstrates how their illustrations were integral to 
       the emergence of a new type of argument during this period
       --a visual argument for the scientific study of nature.   
       To set the stage, Kusukawa begins with a survey of the 
       technical, financial, artistic, and political conditions 
       that governed the production of printed books during the 
       Renaissance. It was during the first half of the sixteenth
       century that learned authors began using images in their 
       research and writing, but because the technology was so 
       new, there was a great deal of variety of thought--and 
       often disagreement--about exactly what images could do: 
       how they should be used, what degree of authority should 
       be attributed to them, which graphic elements were bearers
       of that authority, and what sorts of truths images could 
       and did encode. Kusukawa investigates the works of Fuchs, 
       Gessner, and Vesalius in light of these debates, 
       scrutinizing the scientists' treatment of illustrations 
       and tracing their motivation for including them in their 
       works. What results is a fascinating and original study of
       the visual dimension of scientific knowledge in the 
       sixteenth century.  
600 14 Fuchs, Leonhart,|d1501-1566.|tDe historia stirpium 
       commentarii insignes|xCrítica e interpretación 
600 14 Gessner, Conrad,|d1516-1565.|tHistoria plantarum|xCrítica 
       e interpretación 
600 14 Vesalius, Andreas,|d1514-1564.|tDe humani corporis fabrica
       libri septem|xCrítica e interpretación 
650 04 Ilustración de libros científicos|zEuropa|xHistoria|yS. 
       XVI 
650 04 Libros ilustrados|zEuropa|xHistoria|yS. XVI 
650 04 Arte y ciencia|xHistoria|yS. XVI 
700 1  Jones, Caroline A.,|eed. lit. 
700 1  Galison, Peter Louis,|eed. lit. 
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 Medicina-Historia Medicina  H-2891    PRÉSTAMO LARGO  DISPONIBLE