Joel-Peter Witkin

Masterpieces of Medical Photography: Selections from the Burns Archive
by Joel-Peter Witkin
Publisher's Description
Selected from the Burns Archive of Historical Medical Photographs, these powerful images, primarily from the nineteenth century, serve to document the vulnerable and broken states of the human body, beginning with photographs of doctors treating wounded Civil War soldiers. "Witkin's selection goes beyond the primary function of the photographs, which was documentary, to sort out those few examples that embody the pathos, dignity, beauty, and terror of this remarkable development in the use of the camera."--the publisher. Descriptive captions for each photograph are provided by the founder of the archive, Dr. Stanley Burns.
ISBN: 094264221X
Publisher: Twelvetrees Pr
Hardcover : 96 pages
Language: English
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