This Skeleton fabric bookmark, features artwork by Andreas Vesalius. Curiosity Wave designed and made it in Totnes, Devon. The image, on this bookmark comes from the anatomist Andreas Vesalius’ book De humani corporis fabrica, published in 1543. The bookmark is printed on heavy weight (255gsm) cotton drill fabric.
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More about the skeleton fabric bookmark
The skeleton fabric bookmark is approximately 14cm x 5cm (5.5″ x 2″). However, there may be small variations since each bookmark is individually made. The design is wrapped around onto both sides, and is sewn double-layered.
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More about the image
The beautiful, thought provoking image on this bookmark comes from Andreas Vesalius’ 1543 book, De humani corporis fabrica. It is difficult to convey just how revolutionary this book was, but Vesalius is widely considered to be the founder of modern human anatomy.
Vesalius designed the book as a text for medical students. This explains the Greek letters that annotate the drawing. Many of the drawings in the book display the dissected bodies in realistic lifelike poses. In this image, the skeleton rests on a gravedigger’s shovel. Vesalius revolutionised the study of human anatomy and surgery. He demonstrated the need for observations taken directly from human dissection. Until this time, medics’ understanding of anatomy was often based on monkeys or even pigs.