Bibliotheca Anatomica
Daniel Le Clerc
1685

In the distance, the room recedes into a second
chamber - a library with a reading table in the center
and books filling the shelves. The library is the literal representation of the book’s intent, which is to gather together in one place all of the most significant works of anatomy.

The ornate ceiling of the library room and the angle of the shelves converge on the image’s vanishing point, suggesting that knowledge is infinite.

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