Animated Anatomies, an exhibit curated by Valeria Finucci and Maurizio Rippa-Bonati, will open to public viewing in early April at Duke University. A companion website is now available, offering photographs and videos of these visually stunning and technically complex anatomical flap books.
The website features links to items related to “Early Anatomy,” the “Golden Age of Flap Books,” “Women (and Babies),” “Under Lock and Key,” and the “Technology of Flap Books,” as well as videos, links, a bibliography and symposium abstracts, and a short essay on the kidney in flap books by Michael McVaugh.
View the online exhibit website here.
One of the many fascinating items featured in this exhibit is a beautiful, hand-colored copy of Georg Bartisch, Ophthalmodouleia (1583), included in the “Early Anatomy” section, with additional images from the Duke copy here and on the Diapsalmata blog here.