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.
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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.
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Book Description Random House, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110224076914
Book Description Random House, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0224076914