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Stephen Biesty’s Incredible Cross-Sections of Everything

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In his works, the artist Stephen Biesty deconstructs complex objects – bridges, ships, buildings, cars, and the human body. He “cuts” objects into layers and parts, showing their internal structure.

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Biesty was inspired by the drawings of L. Ashwell Wood, in which Wood also depicted objects in section.

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Biesty calls his illustrations “atmospheric cross-sections.” But he doesn’t just show static cuts – he tells stories through them. Within the object, there are hundreds of characters walking through medieval England or aboard a Spanish galleon.

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In the case of the book “Medieval Castle,” for example, Biesty drew a spy who begins his journey on the title page, outside the castle, then makes his way into the castle, which he finally leaves on the last page.

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Stephen Biesty rose to fame in the early 1990s when he produced the Miraculous Sections series, which sold 3.5 million copies.

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