"This book discusses drawings and paintings made by men of science to illustrate either their own scientific work or that of other men of science. It deals chiefly with illustrations from works on botany, zoology, and human and comparative anatomy, these being sciences in which graphic illustration is chiefly required. They are divided into descriptive, imaginative, and interpretive illustrations and are considered in the light of artistic and printing techniques available when they were made."--front flap
Table of Contents:
1. Introductory --
2. The Kinds of Scientific Illustrations --
3. Who did the Printed Illustrations that we see? --
4. Some Earlier Scientific Illustrations --
5. Drawings done by Scientists --
6. The Characteristics of Scientific Illustrations --
7. Creative Process in Science and Art.
Includes bibliography and index.