Beautiful Minds

The most unusual art book of the season may be Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century. The NYT features it today (complete with stunning slide show on the Web site), saying it is filled with “gorgeous imagery, from the first delicate depictions of neurons sketched in prim Victorian black and white to the giant Technicolor splashes the same structures make across 21st-century LED screens.”

The book was not reviewed prepub and few public libraries own it.

Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century
Carl Schoonover
Retail Price: $35.00
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Abrams – (2010-11-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0810990334 / 9780810990333

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