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Skeleton of a boy sitting on the 'D' of 'Dream', from Francesco Bertinatti, Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative (Turin, 1837-39).  Artist: Mecco Leone. Lithograph
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A light shines from a prism through an eyeball (shown from behind as a cut-out of a man’s head) onto a picture of Nefertiti. From Fritz Kahn, Das Leben des Menschen; eine volkstümliche Anatomie, Biologie, Physiologie und Entwick-lungs-geschichte des Menschen. Vol. 5 (Stuttgart, 1931). Relief halftone.

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Das Leben des Menschen... (The Life of Man). Vol. 5

Stuttgart, 1931. Relief halftone. National Library of Medicine.

Fritz Kahn
(1888-1968)
[author]

The physiology of vision, with the rods and cones of the pupils as receptors of light, is compared to the technology of photographic reproduction in which an image is screened and broken down into dot patterns.



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