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The Human Body in Anatomical Texts from the 16th to 21st Centuries

April 7, 2011 – July 17, 2011
Location: Perkins Gallery
Sponsor(s): Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Departments of Romance Studies and History, the Center for European Studies, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, Duke University Libraries
Artist(s): Various

Animated Anatomies explores the visually stunning and technically complex genre of printed texts and illustrations known as anatomical flap books.  This exhibit traces the flap book genre beginning with early examples from the sixteenth century, to the colorful "golden age" of complex flaps of the nineteenth century, and finally to the common children's pop-up anatomy books of today.

This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.