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Body modern : Fritz Kahn, scientific illustration, and the homuncular subject

Author: Michael Sappol
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An imaginative exploration of how Fritz Kahn's popular scientific illustrations visualized and performed industrial modernity

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sappol, Michael.
Body modern.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016036909
Named Person: Fritz Kahn; Fritz Kahn
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sappol
ISBN: 9781452915777 1452915776 9781452915920 145291592X
OCLC Number: 956584181
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 247 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Fritz Kahn, Modernity, and the Invention of Conceptual Scientific Illustration --
Reading Kahn and the Homunculus --
"Much Better than Words": Pictured Knowledge and the Rhetoric of Visuality --
Ocularcentric! Conceptual Illustration at Work in the "Great Loop" --
Variety Show: The Studio of Kahn and Its Visual Devices --
Kahn's Take Away: Conceptual Scientific Illustration's Iconophilic Diaspora --
"To Picture the Body": Kahn's Images in the Postmodern Afterlife --
Epilogue: Towards a Theory of the Homunculus.
Responsibility: Michael Sappol.

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