Book review: profil

October 21, 2013

Journalist Sebastian Hofer honors Fritz Kahn in a two-page article in profil, Austria’s leading news magazine: “Fritz Kahn, physician and author of basic popular science publications in the 1920s and 1930s, dramatically changed our image of ourselves. A monograph issued on the occasion of Kahn’s 125th birthday presents his work in all its variety and ingenuity. The doctor who became a pioneer of information graphics created vivid image concepts for invisible processes: the growth of human hair, the biochemical effect of the smell of roasted meat, the impact of airwaves on the skin. … In his illustrations, he created modernist motifs in images and type.”