Classic Human Anatomy, the Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement

Classic Human Anatomy, the Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
"The study of anatomy has long been essential training for painters and sculptures who want to accurately portray the human form. With hundreds of drawings and meticulously researched text, this book includes: an overview of the history of artistic anatomy; an introduction to the "language of anatomy" that makes the meaning of anatomical terms transparent, accessible, and memorable; entries on all major muscles and muscle groups, depicting each muscle's form, its interactions with the skeletal system, and its role in creating movement; instruction on capturing the human figure through quick "gesture" drawings as well as highly detailed renderings; a selection of finished life studies - some of the whole figure, others focusing on discrete regions of the body - that translate anatomical knowledge into expressive art; and quick-reference study aids, including a guide to anatomical terminology and a glossary."--BOOK JACKET.

McMillan Palgrave
After more than thirty years of research and teaching, artist Valerie Winslow has compiled her unique methods of drawing human anatomy into one groundbreaking volume: Classic Human Anatomy. This long-awaited book provides simple, insightful approaches to the complex subject of human anatomy, using drawings, diagrams, and reader-friendly text. Three major sections–the skeletal form, the muscular form and action of the muscles, and movement–break the material down into easy-to-understand pieces. More than 800 distinctive illustrations detail the movement and actions of the bones and muscles, and unique charts reveal the origins and insertions of the muscles. Packed with an extraordinary wealth of information, Classic Human Anatomy is sure to become a new classic of art instruction.

& Taylor

Provides entries of each body part that include information on skeletal and muscular features, different variations, and advice on how to draw movement.

Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill, 2009
ISBN: 9780823024155
Branch Call Number: 743.49 WINSL
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm


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