Original Fabrica

The Fabrica is renowned for elegant illustrations. Read here about why, and how, these elaborate images came to fill the pages of the Fabrica.

New Fabrica

Vesalius’ exquisite illustrations remain an integral part of the new production. Explore the connection between the visual and the textual elements of this monumental work.


What motivated Vesalius to spread the word on the importance of dissecting human bodies, despite facing vociferous resistance from his former professors? Learn more