Fritz Kahn’s Striking Illustrations of the Human Body as a Machine

Taschen scores another one for your art-book collection with Uta and Thilo von Debschitz’s Fritz Kahn, a collection of the German-born doctor and artist’s best works. Kahn’s illustrations, created around the time of the First World War, were aimed at helping his countrymen better understand the way biology worked by depicting the human body as a machine. Click through to preview a selection of images from the book.

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Cover for the first volume of Das Leben des Menschen (The Life of Man), published in 1922.