One of photography’s watershed moments occurred in 1965, when the cover of Life magazine featured Lennart Nilsson’s photograph of a living human embryo—the first time life at such an early stage had been captured on film. His classic bestseller A Child Is Born featured stunning photographs of life in the womb and earned him the sobriquet “The da Vinci of medical photography” (Chicago Tribune). Now, in this major work, Nilsson’s extraordinary images encompass a full human lifespan.
Using the world’s most exacting equipment, Nilsson reveals the interior form of the entire human body and its intricate workings as never seen before, in a book that is as stunning to behold as its contents. Featuring thoughtful essays by both a noted scientist and a renowned editor, LIFE shines a penetrating light on all of life’s fundamentals.
About the Author(s)
Lennart Nilsson was born in Sweden in 1922, and still lives there. A master of scientific photography, Nilsson works at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, where he has the world’s most powerful electron microscope at his disposal. Hans Wigzell is the chief scientific adviser to the Swedish government. Mark Holborn has edited and contributed essays to books on the photographers Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, among others. He lives in England.
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT !!!, September 14, 2006
Is the only way to discuss the work of Lennart Nilsson!!
The man has put before us some of the most amazing photography.
This book takes an entire new look at the human body from the day of conception through one of the most spectacular journeys one could ever take.
Forgot the deep sea, forget deep space. Take yourself deep inside the human body and discover 300+ pages of sheer brilliance.
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME !!