Cutaway illustrations are an art form of their own. So much so, in fact, that there’s now a coffee table book of them: “Look Inside” from publisher Gestalten.
The book includes a sports car “exploded” to show every part, and musculoskeletal diagrams of a baseball pitch — and they’re pretty cool to look at .
Keep reading to see some highlights.
Published in 1968, Robert W. Nicholson's cutaway illustration of the White House showed details most people had never seen.
Luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet explodes its Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication to show what's inside a million-dollar watch.
Foster + Partners made this cutaway of the Gherkin to highlight the London building's double-skin facade and show what it's like inside.
Illustrator Bryan Christie shows the anatomy of a fast-ball pitch with an intricate 3D-model of the human body.
Infographic designer Emilio Amade made this cutaway to illustrate Jules Verne's imagined submarine of the future.
Did you know China has a cave that can fit a 747? National Geographic illustrated it with this fantastic cutaway.
In this promotional artwork for Russian Railways, graphic designer Vladimir Andreev cuts into the earth to show what an impressive engineering project it is.
Illustrator Bruce Morser shows what it's like inside the International Space Station. Note the school bus for size comparison.
Finally, check out the cover of the book. It shows a sculpture by artist Vincent Kohler that reconstitutes a log after it passed through the milling process
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