Animated Anatomies

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


April 7, 2011July 17, 2011

Location: Perkins Gallery

Sponsor: 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: 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.