A stunning tribute to our eternal fascination with the human body

Anatomy, Exploring the Human Body is a visually compelling survey of more than 5,000 years of image-making. Through 300 remarkable works, selected and curated by an international panel of anatomists, curators, academics, and specialists, the book chronicles the intriguing visual history of human anatomy, showcasing its amazing complexity and our ongoing fascination with the systems and functions of our bodies.

Exploring individual parts of the human body from head to toe, and revealing the intricate functions of body systems, such as the nerves, muscles, organs, digestive system, brain, and senses, this authoritative book presents iconic examples alongside rarely seen, breathtaking works. The 300 entries are arranged with juxtapositions of contrasting and complementary illustrations to allow for thought-provoking, lively, and stimulating reading.

Advisory panel: Sara Barnes, Dame Sue Black, Gordon Campbell, Andrew Graciano, Elizabeth Hallam, Peter Heinl, Mieneke te Hennepe, Nick Hopwood, Taylor McCall, Jeffrey Reznick, Vanessa Ruiz, Michael Sappol, Thomas Schnalke, Jill Shapiro, Johanna Simkin and Carla Valentine

Additional texts: Eva Åhrén, Sara Barnes, Dame Sue Black, Gordon Campbell, Tim Cooke, Anita Dalal, Louisa Elderton, Diane Fortenberry, Andrew Graciano, Nick Hopwood, Tom Jackson, Taylor McCall, Michele Robecchi, Carole Reeves, Vanessa Ruiz, Michael Sappol, Thomas Schnalke, Johanna Simkin, James Smith, David Trigg and Martin Walters