Constructive Anatomy (Dover Anatomy for Artists) [George B. Bridgman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excellent. The most valuable . Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive. Parka said: (More pictures at )Constructive Anatomy is like the s have used this and other books by George B. Bridgman (for nearly

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Bridgman for nearly 50 years a teacher at the Art Students League in New York for a solid foundation and understanding of human anatomy.

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Bridgeman is one of the leading authorities on the human figure, that being said, this book is one of the best he ever created on anatomy and drawing the figure. The conception of the figure must begin with the thought of these blocks in their relation to each other.

The effective conception is that of wedging. The Horizontal Sagittal and Transverse Planes: The line, in actual construction, must come first; but as mental construction must precede physical, so the concept of mass must come first, that of plane second, that of line last.

My SO gifted me this for my bday. Aug 18, Des Small rated it it was ok. Bridgman renders like an old-master’s pencil sketches, but that’s not actually helpful: A great anatomy book.

Dzuha Yanuarsari rated it it was amazing Oct 08, His other book about life drawing is much more effective at explaining specific characteristics of good figure construction. The most valuable, detailed anatomical studies which are also beautifully drawn of all parts of the figure.


My only gripe is – I bought the Kindle version first, and it was full of wonky characters and misaligned formatting. Masses of about the same size or proportion are conceived not as masses, but as one mass; those of different proportions, in respect to their movement, are conceived as wedging into each other, or as morticed or interlocking.


Constructive anatomy Anatomy of the hand The thumb anatlmy fingers Anatomy of the arm Shoulder anatomy The neck Human head anatomy Eyes ears mouth and nose muscles of the trunk Pelvis hip anatomy Leg anatomy The knee and feet. It’s recommended for intermediate artists and above. Looking for beautiful books? Human Anatomy for Artists: Lists with This Book. In contr Action they are lifted and bulged, while in their relaxed state they are flabby and soft.

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Books by George B. Drawing the Living Figure Joseph Sheppard. I don’t yet understand all of it; in more than twenty years I still haven’t mastered its topic to a level of equality with the author; and I’m sure the author himself is not the be-all, end-all in the industry, either. By using our website you consteuctive to our use of cookies. Rather than learning how to draw all the tendons, bones and muscle groups of for example the shoulder, you are shown how the mass of the shoulder should look, and why.

The spine is the structure that connects one part of the body with another. Apr 06, Heidi rated it it was amazing.


Do not buy this. A wonderful reference for any type of artist! Constructive Anatomy, an anatomical reference guide for the working artist, sculptor, and student, graphically shows important parts of the human body, both in motion and in repose–hand, wrist, thumb, fingers, forearm, arm, armpit, shoulder, neck, head, eye, nose, ear, mouth, chin, trunk front, side, and backpelvis, hip, thigh, leg, knee, ankle, foot, and toes.

Drawings of bone and muscle structure of the working of the joints and the interrelation of the various parts of the body are mainly concerned with movement of all sorts — movements that are described in detail as well as illustrated. Whatever their surface form or markings, they are as masses to be conceived as blocks. Muscles express also laws of leverage; they are large in proportion to the length of the lever they move. The hand and wrist It is so poorly formatted, with random nonsense characters scattered throughout that it’s nearly impossible to read.

Shows how to plan and your drawings, how to start. The book is separated into different anatomy parts; head, ears, feet, arms, etc. General Anatomy Bones constitute the pressure system of the body. Animals in Motion Eadweard Muybridge. Those of the individual fingers are small and can fit in between the bones of the hand.

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