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BODY MODERN This page deliberately left blank BODY MODERN FRITZ KAHN, SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION, AND THE HOMUNCULAR SUBJECT MICHAEL SAPPOL UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS MINNEAPOLIS LONDON Every effort was made to obtain permission to reproduce material in this book. If any proper acknowledgment has not been included here, we encourage copyright holders to notify the publisher. Copyright 2017 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Published by the University of Minnesota Press 111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290 Minneapolis, MN 55401-­ 2520 Printed in the United States of America on acid-­ free paper The University of Minnesota is an equal-­ opportunity educator and employer. 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 0 1 9 1 8 1 7     1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Sappol, Michael, author. Title: Body modern : Fritz Kahn, scientific illustration, and the homuncular subject / Michael Sappol. Description: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017. | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2016036909 (print) | ISBN 978-1-5179-0020-5 (hc) | ISBN 978-1-5179-0021-2 (pb) Subjects: LCSH: Kahn, Fritz, 1888–1968. | Scientific illustration—History— 20th century. | Visual communication in science—History—20th century. | Science in popular culture—History—20th century. | Modernism (Aesthetics). | Human beings. Classification: LCC Q143.K24 S27 2017 (print) | DDC 741.6092—dc23 LC record available at FOR EVA who sustained me with love and tenderness during the making of this book This page deliberately left blank Ever since people have had the idea that modern times needed “modern styles,” all the old rules of thumb have stopped helping me. —­JOSEPH ROTH, “ARCHITECTURE,” MÜNCHNER ILLUSTRIERTE PRESSE, 1929 The picture is a model of reality. —­LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN, TRACTATUS LOGICO-­PHILOSOPHICUS, 1921 The fact that the world becomes picture . . . is what distinguishes the essence of the modern age. —­MARTIN HEIDEGGER, “THE AGE OF THE WORLD PICTURE,” 1938 This page deliberately left blank ...


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