Animated Anatomies: The Human Body in Anatomical Texts from the 16th to 21st Centuries
Animated Anatomies: The Human Body in Anatomical Texts from the 16th to 21st Centuries at Duke University Library. "...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."