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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More pictures at parkablogs. Bridgman’s superb anatomical sketches, of which there are nearly in the book, also bring clearly to fruition his lucid theories of how to draw the human body in its structure and its complex movements. It’s recommended for intermediate artists and above. The most valuable, detailed anatomical studies which are also beautifully drawn of all parts of the figure. Every muscle on the right side must be paired with one on the left; for every flexor on the front there must be its corresponding extensor on the back.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions 12 x x Aug 05, Johnny Atomic rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Yet I first read it as a young, self-taught teen; and while my epiphany didn’t come til a few years later, it was always a valuable resource on my bookshelf–if only for copying practice. The spine is the structure that connects one part of the body with another. One of the best Bridgeman books, nice learning sequence.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I want my money back. He introduces simplified guides to drawing like using cubes to block in the mass first before going into more detail, The muscle drawings although still sketchy are delineated clear enough to show how they affect surface form. 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.


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 hand and wrist 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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These are figure drawing studies. Now that I’ve learned from Vandruff and Prokopenko, I can finally understand the points that Bridgman tries to make.

General Anatomy Bones constitute the pressure system of the body. Product Description Product Details “Excellent.

George Bridgman’s Constructive Anatomy » Scott Eaton

Art Anatomy Simplified Charles Carlson. The lower limb including the knee and foot The book is separated into different anatomy parts; head, ears, feet, arms, etc. It’s really great for learning a specific kind of anatomy, but it’s almost like a personal, little journal with notes that aren’t that intelligible to anyone else.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Every artist will save tedious hours of research with this simple but effective approach, and will be delighted with its directness and fervor.

This is the worst kindle edition of a book I’ve ever seen.

The effective conception is that of wedging. What happens when a wedge bends: Once again the author is the best of what he teaches! The muscles of the forearm are larger than those of the fingers; those of the arm larger than those ot the forearm, while the muscles of the shoulder are larger still.

If you’re just plain interested in human anatomy, you should get this book. Constructive Anatomy George B. Paperbackpages.


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. Bones constitute the pressure system of the body. Refresh and try again.

Constructive anatomy

A great anatomy book. They need to fix the Kindle version.

Apr 06, Heidi rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. Looking for beautiful books? In these various movements, the limit is the limitation to movement of the spine. 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.

Aug 21, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Albinus on Anatomy Bernhard Siegfried Albinus. Constructive anatomy Anatomy of the hand The thumb and fingers Anatomy of the arm Shoulder anatomy The neck Human head anatomy Hridgeman ears mouth and nose muscles of gsorge trunk Pelvis hip anatomy Leg anatomy The knee and feet.

Constructiv body masses, movement, and construction Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His cuboid-based construction of the head is an interesting alternative to the usual ovals, but again I can’t actually implement it based on the instructions provided. Again, just like other books, the artist with prior knowledge of anatomy will benefit more.

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