Reviewed by Jim Young
Published by Dorling Kindersley
Price £25.00 hardback
In medicine the study of anatomy is a prerequisite for the understanding of pathology. But however much the study of exquisite human anatomy appeals to the medical professional it can be cloyed by the disease processes that will often corrupt that anatomy. How refreshing to read a book that celebrates anatomy as the basis of the beauty of the human form in art, and to realise how human emotions are integral to those forms. As humans we are programmed to perceive the subliminal messages that the human form can impart and by understanding the bones and muscles that underlie the form the artist can better transmit the feelings that are interwoven in any image.