Atlas of the Human Body – book review

By Kanitta Meechubot

With text by Dr Vanessa Jessop

Published by Cicada Books ISBN: 978-1-908714-17-6

Review by Rebecca Pomeroy

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This anatomy book contains detailed illustrations by Kanitta Meechubot, technical and delicate, accurately representing the human body.

Each page is simply designed with a small amount of text accompanying each image, allowing the illustrations to take over the majority of the page.

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The cover has a slightly different feel, a simple thick grey card with luxurious, copper graphic of two lungs. As you turn each page, the reader is introduced to a new illustration with the interactive element of cutouts to present the many layers that make up a human body.

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As the book progresses more text accompanies the softly coloured illustrations containing descriptive facts about different organs, skin, blood and bones.

I found this book both interesting and visually engaging. The simplicity of this book in the way it is presented, lets the illustrations do most of the work, and the cut outs through the body lead the reader on a journey from start to finish, inspiring for anyone interested in detailed illustration or the Human anatomy.

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