Anatomical Flap Books

Schöne Ausstellung der Duke University in North Carolina über Anatomie Flap Books, die ähnlich wie Popup-Bücher funktionieren, aber eben anders. Bild oben ist selbsterklärend, leider gibt's davon nur wenige auf der Seite zur Ausstellung, aber anscheinend fügen die dort laufend Content hinzu.

Animated Anatomies explores the visually stunning and technically complex genre of printed texts and illustrations known as anatomical flap books. These publications invite the viewer to participate in virtual autopsies, through the process of unfolding their movable leaves, simulating the act of human dissection. 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.

Animated Anatomies is an exhibit on display in the Perkins Gallery, Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, from April 6-July 17, 2011, and in the History of Medicine Gallery in the Medical Center and Archives Library from April 13-July 17, 2011.

Animated Anatomies (via MeFi)