La ricerca dell’armonia
Rappresentazioni anatomiche nel Rinascimento
2003, cm 17 x 24, x-142 pp. con 81 figg. f.t.
- About this book
The study highlights the tension between compositional representation (portraying several parts of the body in the same image) and dissected representation (depicting just isolated parts). Leonardo and other authors prefer a composite iconographical style. Others, such as Vesalio, an analytical one of minute detail. In the background appears the difficult relationship between the compositional idea of harmony, a fundamental element of the Renaissance period, and anatomy, the naturally analytical branch of science.