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Anatomy of ideas - The life’s work of an infographics pioneer

Anatomy of ideas

The life’s work of an infographics pioneer

Fritz Kahn

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Fritz Kahn was a German doctor, educator, popular science writer, and information graphics pioneer whose brilliant work has all but fallen into oblivion. Chased out of Germany by the Nazis, who banned and burned his books, Kahn emigrated to Palestine, then France, and finally the United States to continue his life's work. Though his achievements were numerous, the most notable was the development of creative visualizations to explain complex scientific ideas. Published on the 125th anniversary of Kahn's birth and destined to bring his work back into the spotlight, this monograph features more than 350 illustrations with extensive captions, three original texts by Fritz Kahn, a foreword by Steven Heller, and an essay about Kahn’s life and œuvre. Natural science buffs, graphics professionals, and anyone interested in visual expression of ideas will be fascinated by this tribute to Kahn’s greatest achievements.
  • “A wonderfully rich journey into the delirious world of Fritz Kahn.”

    — Beaux Arts Magazine, Paris
  • “…nothing less than a treasure of conceptual thinking.”

    — Morning Star, London
  • “A heavyweight work… Something for several generations, and for an absolutely wonderful, amusing and informative exploration of the human body – a real discovery!”

    — Kulturradio rbb, Berlin
  • “TASCHEN’s latest book is enchanting. It is the promise that Fritz Kahn has not faded into obscurity. Fascinating, ingenious and quite amazing illustrations which are certain to surprise anyone who sees them.”

    — Esquire, Madrid
  • Fritz Kahn is a beautiful book, full of thought provoking, fascinating images and laden with not a little humour.”

    — The Compulsive Reader, New South Wales