Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – 5 Volumes
In “Future Shock”, Alvin Toffler notes that one thousand books are published every day. With such an overwhelming cascade of paper, words and thoughts pouring on man, it is no wonder that he cannot possibly sift through them all, let alone identify the new and noteworthy, and digest all this material. Books are continually conceived, toiled on and written, published, publicized, read, laid aside and, finally, forgotten, making way for other books, that in this cyclic process wil1 eventually undergo the same fate. However, every so often, an outstanding work in the art of booking is published. Piccin medical book is such a work. !t is a book that has been carefully planned to succeed and endure. The most worthy professionals, have been chosen as its authors – men who have generated a new impulse and opened promising paths toward progress in each of the fields discussed. Its integral structure will educate, not only because of its content but also through its specially designed format. Extraordinary care has been taken from the editorial point of view. All its components: artistic design, paper, typography, binding, drawings, illustrations, photography make it an all-embracing book. In a sense, it is like a gothic cathedral towering splendid/y, substantially, a unified structure searching its endurance in lime. It is a book aimed at the mature aesthetic plastic surgeon – the one who knows so that he may know more; it is a book aimed al the one who does not know – so that he may learn, and learn wel1. Nothing has been spared, either in the number of pages, information, beauty. No detail has been omitted. The guideline was for the message to be complete and thorough. Much time has been taken to write this book. It took much effort, as when a great structure is built. The result is an imposing work which wil1 certainly stand out among the hundreds of books published on plastic surgery, and especially, among those on aesthetic plastic surgery. In fact, it will no doubt be singled out as the most important work on aesthetic plastic surgery to date. Hopefully, future years will see the publication of an even better book – man’s expectations are always for further progress. But a t present, this book clearly has all the qualities necessary to be an oustanding one in the 20th century biblography of aesthetic plastic surgery. As one of the editors, I wish to express my deepest recognition to the collaborators who performed their task so diligently, punctually and efficiently. My gratitude lo Giancarlo Zaoli and Rodolphe Meyer who, like two good architects, worked wholeheartedly to bring the book to a successful conclusion. Most cordial congratulations are due to Piccin – the publisher – , for taking on the task of climbing a tough mountain, doing it with elegance, courage, and, decidedly, with success.