Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. “Excellent. The most valuable, detailed anatomical studies (which are also beautifully drawn) of all parts of the figure. Parka said: (More pictures at )Constructive Anatomy is like the s have used this and other books by George B. Bridgman (for nearly Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive.

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More useful for the pictures than the anatomy lessons. Our teacher made the class buy snatomy for figure drawing class, I plan on holding on to it for a while. I had to buy the print version in anatimy to the Kindle, just so I could make some sense of the text.

Trivia About Constructive Anatomy. Apr 06, Heidi rated it it was amazing. Peter Gomes rated it it was amazing Jun 17, In them are expressed, therefore, laws of architecture, as in the dome of the head, the arches of the foot, the pillars of the legs, etc.

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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 bh, and why. What happens when a wedge bends: Drawing the Living Figure Joseph Sheppard. Masses and Movements of the Body The masses of the head, chest and pelvis are unchanging.

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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 “A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog’s ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.


If you draw you should get this reference book. His other book about life drawing is much more effective at explaining specific characteristics of good figure construction. Oct 24, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: The lower limb including the knee and foot In this way, the body is broken down into dozens of easier to draw shapes that are still very accurate in terms of raw medical anatomy.

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Constructive anatomy Anatomy of the hand The thumb and 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.

Lists with This Book. For instance, for every muscle pulling in one direction, there must be the corresponding muscle pulling in the opposite direction. Jan 18, Alexandra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The conception of the figure must begin with the thought of these blocks in their relation to each other. The bending, twisting, and turning, creasing and interlocking of the various parts of the body are represented in drawing as the wedging of masses in specific ways that are clearly defined by Mr.

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.


This helps to improve all the parts of human anatomy and ways to construct things with frames etc.

Refresh and try again. The line, in actual construction, must come first; but as mental construction yeorge precede physical, so the concept of mass must come first, that of plane second, that of line last.

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Constructive Anatomy by George B. Don’t copy the images line for line. The Human Machine George B. Bones constitute the pressure system of the body.

In these various movements, the limit is the limitation to movement of the spine. Aug 18, Des Small rated it it was ok. BKhost rated it it was amazing Sep 07, Drawings of bone and muscle structure of the working of the joints and the interrelation of the various parts of xnatomy body are mainly concerned with movement of all sorts — movements that are described in detail as well as illustrated. Every artist will save tedious hours of research with this simple but effective approach, and will be delighted with its directness and fervor.

Mustafa rated it really liked it Dec 15, Drawing the Draped Figure George B. A very helpful how-to book that’s practically a bible for comic artists.


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