Artist Gives Anatomy Textbook a Slick Makeover in Black and Gold

Emily Evans
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.

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Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
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If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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