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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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. That is, they may be bent forward and back in the sagittal plane, twisted in the horizontal plane, or anstomy in the transverse plane.

Masses and Movements of the Body The masses of the head, chest and pelvis are unchanging. In the process of drawing, this may become a moving line, or a moving plane, or a moving mass. General Anatomy Bones constitute the pressure system of the body.

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Come on guys, it’s like four bucks on Amazon. 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. Albinus on Anatomy Bernhard Siegfried Albinus.

Bridgman’s Life Drawing George B. This is the worst kindle edition of a book I’ve ever seen.

This book totally clicked with me, but I know other artists who consructive find it helpful at all. Shows how to plan and your drawings, how to start. Follow this link to get the whole book for free legally my link text. Trivia About Constructive Anatomy. So I have done you one better. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Mason rated it it was amazing Sep 03, 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.

Use them as guidelines for how to simplify the masses of the body. 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. The lower limb including the knee and foot Santiago rated it it was amazing Jan bu, Bridgeman is one of the leading authorities construcyive the human figure, that being said, this book is one of the best he ever created on anatomy and drawing the figure.

Lists with This Book. 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. Oct 24, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: In this way, the body is broken down into dozens of easier to draw shapes geogge are still very accurate in terms of raw medical anaromy. Mar 14, window rated it really liked it Shelves: Very cool old-fashioned style.

The most valuable, detailed anatomical studies which are also beautifully drawn of all parts of the figure. 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.



Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Joy Bennett rated it it was ok May 29, In these various movements, the limit is the limitation to movement of the spine. 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, constrructive backpelvis, hip, thigh, leg, knee, ankle, foot, and toes.

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Constructive Anatomy by George B. Bridgman

My only gripe is – I bought the Kindle version first, and it was full of wonky characters and misaligned formatting. He introduces simplified guides to drawing anstomy 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 More pictures at parkablogs.

Bridgman for nearly 50 years a teacher at the Art Students Le “Excellent. The commentary talks about the anatomy, mass and movement. The head and features Anusha Reddy rated it really liked it Mar 30,