Skip to content

  Home > Binding > Hardcover >

The Body Emblazoned: Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture
The Body Emblazoned: Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture by Jonathan Sawday 0415044448 9780415044448
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary
 

The Body Emblazoned: Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture by Jonathan Sawday

An outstanding piece of interdisciplinary scholarship, The Body Emblazoned is a study of the Renaissance culture of dissection which informed intellectual inquiry in Europe for nearly two hundred years. Though the dazzling displays in Renaissance art and literature of the exterior of the body have long been a subject of enquiry, Jonathan Sawday considers in detail the interior of the body, and what it meant to men and women in early modern culture. Sawday links the frequently illicit activities of the great anatomists of the period, to whose labors we are indebted for so much of our understanding of the structure and operation of the human body, to a wider cultural discourse which embraces not only the great moments of Renaissance art, but the very foundation of a modern idea of knowledge. Illustrated with thirty-two black and white prints, The Body Emblazoned re-assesses modern understanding not only of the literature and culture of the Renaissance, but of the modern organization of knowledge which is now so familiar that it is only rarely questioned.

Author: Jonathan Sawday

Language: English

Edition: annotated edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 372

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 1995-07-05

Our Price: $32.80

Quantity:1
ISBN: 0415044448


Condition:
Like-New [Add $0.60]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Good [Add $0.20]
Acceptable

Quantity:  
Description
 
Jonathan Sawday annotated edition Hardcover


Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Binding > Hardcover

* Free Shipping applies to all orders shipped to the contiguous 48 United States. Variable shipping rates apply to Alaska, Hawaii, and the American Territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands) as well as International orders shipped to countries other than the USA.