The Sacred Heart: An Atlas of the Body Seen Through Invasive Surgery

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In this viscerally compelling and strangely beautiful book, Max Aguilera-Hellweg takes us where no other art photographer has ever gone before--inside the human body during invasive surgery. A liver transplant. The removal of a brain tumor. A modified radical mastectomy. A cesarean birth. These are just a few of the nearly fifty surgical procedures Aguilera-Hellweg documents in his work.

"...a 'shocking, yet strangely beautiful'presentation of the inside of the human body with never-before-seen views ...

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Overview

In this viscerally compelling and strangely beautiful book, Max Aguilera-Hellweg takes us where no other art photographer has ever gone before--inside the human body during invasive surgery. A liver transplant. The removal of a brain tumor. A modified radical mastectomy. A cesarean birth. These are just a few of the nearly fifty surgical procedures Aguilera-Hellweg documents in his work.

"...a 'shocking, yet strangely beautiful'presentation of the inside of the human body with never-before-seen views of major surgery,including liver transplant, modified radical mastectomy, spinal cord surgery,brain tumor removal & more."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780821223772
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 124
  • Age range: 13 years
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 11.43 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Flesh Holds the Truth, Mortality 13
Head 21
Trunk 43
Harvest 61
XX & XY 75
Extremities 99
Epilogue 109
Afterword: Theater of Operations 113
Postmortem: Notes on the Photographs and the Procedures Involved 117
Acknowledgments 125
The Surgeons 126
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2002

    Incredibly eye openning

    This incredible collage of surgical procedures is just amazing...it very much provides you with an unshakeable sense of mortality and an appreciation for the intricacy of the human body. Not as much for learning about the technical as it is for aesthetics. In my opinion, this book is worth every cent and definately not for the squeamish.

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