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Beauty of Anatomy

Synopsis
From the Venus of Willendorf, thought to be over 27,000 years old, through to Marc Quinn’s modern self-portraits in blood, the human body has always been one of art’s central themes. This two-part series shows that it is only with art and science combined that man has been able to fully understand and illustrate what lies beneath our skin.

Tracing the history of this relationship, ‘Beauty of Anatomy’ explores how the advances of science transformed art, charting man’s growing understanding of anatomy through the works that recorded and reflected it.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Notes
Each episode is also available to buy separately at £195.00 [+VAT, +P&P].
Subjects
Biology; Medical sciences
Keywords
anatomy; art; dissection procedures; Gray, Thomas; history of art; human biology; medical illustration

Online availability

URI
https://store.bbc.com/the-beauty-of-anatomy
Price
£7.99 (£10.99 HD version)
Delivery
Download

Credits

Contributor
Adam Rutherford

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£390.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
2 x 50 minutes
Year
2016

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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