rue to Vesalius’ own philosophy for his original work, this translation takes advantage of the best of modern design and technology, the highest quality materials, and painstaking production endeavors to do justice to the inimitable quality of the Fabrica’s text and artwork.
The New Fabrica truly transforms this 16th-century anatomical magnum opus. De humani corporis fabrica, published in Latin in 1543 and 1555, is perhaps the most important book in the history of anatomy, revolutionizing science with its detail, insight and exquisite imagery.
The new translation, The Fabric of the Human Body, will be available by the end of 2013 – in time for the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius in 2014.
Experts Daniel H. Garrison and Malcolm H. Hast have teamed up with Karger Publishers to create a comprehensive work of the highest quality that brings Vesalius’ masterpiece to life for modern readers.
“It does justice to the kind of efforts that Vesalius himself wanted to produce”, says Sachiko Kusukawa, Tutor and Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science at Trinity College Cambridge. “It’s a modern homage in the spirit of Vesalius.”