Inconography of the industrial Body








Born in 1888 in Germany, the German physician Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) was between 1920 and 1950 a prolific writer and illustrator of books and articles for the general public on medicine, health and science.
His principal books, Das Leben des Menschen (The Life of Man, 1922-31) and Der Mensch: Gesund und Krank (Man: In Health and Sickness, 1939) would be translated into English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Indonesian and Finish.
Influenced by Dada, neue Sachlichkeit, Sur­realism, Con­structi­v­ism, Art Deco and Neo-classicism, his complex illustrations visually explained how the human body works.

Source:
Fritz Kahn, Industriepalast, Fritz Kahn's Modernist Physiology