Dynamic Anatomy

Dynamic Anatomy

Book - 2003
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This book is recognized worldwide as the classic text on artistic anatomy. Now revised, expanded to include 65 never-before-published drawings from the Hogarth archives, and completely redesigned, this award-winning reference explores the expressive structure of the human form specifically from the artist's, rather than the medical anatomist's, point of view. The 350 remarkable illustrations-150 now in full color-explain the proportions and anatomical details of male and female figures in motion and at rest, always stressing the living form in space. Meticulous diagrams and fascinating action studies examine the rhythmic relationship of muscles and their effect upon surface forms. Still other drawings help artists understand foreshortening and how to establish the figure convincingly in deep space. In addition, the text provides a historical overview that includes works by Michelangelo, Picasso, and other master artists. Dynamic Anatomy presents a comprehensive, detailed study of the human figure as artistic anatomy.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2003
Edition: Rev. and expanded ed
ISBN: 9780823015528
Branch Call Number: 743.49 H715a Rev
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill. ; 28 cm


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Sep 12, 2015

I like his Hands book better; this one was not as accessible to me. I didn't like looking at the style of his images and didn't feel compelled to copy them, but if you like hard-lined linear drawing this might be the one for you.


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