The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman
Alexander Tsiaris & Barry Werth
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The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman: The Marvel of the Human Body, Revealed
Alexander Tsiaris
text by Barry Werth
264 pages
October 2004
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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The wonder and beauty of the human body is revealed in bold and luxurious living color in this absolutely stunning coffee table-size hardcover book that takes us on a journey into the center of our very being – The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman: The Marvel of the Human Body, Revealed.

Alexander Tsiaras and his team of artists and computer programmers at Anatomical Travelogue present the most cutting-edge visual imagery of the structure of our bodies in eye-popping detail. Along with Barry Werth’s enlightening text, Tsiaras literally turns the inner human landscape into a canvas upon which the art of the life force is displayed.

From the outer body to the electrochemical systems of the brain and nervous system, to the skeletal framework and the endocrine system, to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the human body is examined from top to bottom, inside to outside, with such powerful imagery that it transports the reader into another universe - that which exists within us - and highlights the brilliant intelligence and order of our bodily functions and systems. Anatomical Travelogue, a medical imaging company, provides us with perhaps the most highly accurate visuals of our bodies short of cutting ourselves open in front of a mirror. The result is a book that is just as amazing and awe-inspiring as it is educational.

Over five hundred images dismantle the human body, from major systems like the brain and heart and skin to those at the most minute molecular level, highlighting the differences and similarities between the male and female form. The illustrations and text serve as proof that our bodies are masterpieces of design and marvels of engineering, especially the section that shows the wonders of reproduction and the development of the fetus. Everything from how hair is formed to the purpose of fat is covered here, along with functions and forces that move, shape and sustain our bodies that we often ignore or don’t like to think about, such as digestion and waste disposal, which prove every bit as fascinating as how our arteries and lungs work.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how your body does what it does, why it does it, and what parts are involved, this book will answer your every question even as it fills you with an almost mystical sense of awe. The body, whether male or female, is a work of genius, and a work of art, presented in this extraordinary and gorgeous book in full living, breathing, flowing, pumping, moving, beating, charging, sensing, feeling color.

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