Artist Gives Anatomy Textbook a Slick Makeover in Black and Gold

Emily Evans
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Even for those who might find it a bit grim to display an anatomy book on their coffee table, it's hard to resist the allure of Emily Evans's Anatomy in Black. Illustrated entirely in black and gold, the new book combines science and art, setting it apart from other medical texts.

The tome has all the details and features of a normal anatomy text, with seven chapters each dedicated to an area of the human body: head and neck, back, upper limb, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and lower limb. As informative as it is attractive, the book provides detailed information about each section of the body with elaborate double page spreads and over 250 gloriously crafted illustrations.

Evans had a wealth of knowledge to draw on while creating the book. She has a degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology, a career as a freelance medical illustrator for the last 12 years, and also teaches at universities in London and Cambridge.

"Anatomy in Black contains precise anatomical content. I wanted it to have the same level of content that I teach my medical students in the dissection room at Cambridge University," Evans told Street Anatomy. "Anatomy shouldn’t be intimidating nor should it be difficult to learn. I want people to be drawn to the book that aren’t just academics. Anatomy in Black bridges the gap between academic text and pop culture."

This sophisticated book is a perfect addition to any library, especially for artists and anatomy lovers. You can pick up a copy right here.