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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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It’s really great for learning a specific kind of anatomy, but it’s almost like a personal, little journal with constructife that aren’t that intelligible to anyone else.

Constructive Anatomy by George B. Bridgman

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

I love the line quality. My SO gifted me this for my bday. Lists with This Book. Dispatched from the Veorge in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Bridgman is especially good ajatomy figuring out how masses fit together, but expect to spend a LOT of time analyzing images. Trivia About Constructive Anatomy. Mason rated it it was amazing Sep 03, In the muscles are expressed, therefore, laws of dynamics and of power.



Aug 10, Jedkimball added it. This book totally clicked with me, but I know other artists who didn’t find it helpful at all.

The Human Machine George B. His cuboid-based constructivr of the head is an interesting alternative to the usual ovals, but again I can’t actually implement it based on the instructions provided. Every artist will save tedious hours of research with this simple but effective approach, and will be delighted with its directness and fervor.

Constructive Anatomy : George B. Bridgman :

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

The Hand, Constructive Anatomy. Shows how to plan and your drawings, how to start. Jan 01, Nicole Haan rated it it was amazing. 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 look, and why. Mar 14, window rated it really liked it Shelves: Such movement as the spine constructivve the muscles also allow, and are finally briegman by the wedges or lines of the actual contour.

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Not a tutorial by any means. It’s recommended for intermediate artists and above. They need to fix the Kindle version. But do NOT start learning anatomy with Bridgman – his books are for people who already have some knowledge on the subject.

Review Text A variety of sketches depicting bone and muscle structure, as well as human features, illustrate these lessons in drawing human forms. Otherwise you may just go nuts without learning much especially with some of the ridiculous mistakes he made – nobody knows whether he was drunk or if it was all intentional. Muscles express also laws of leverage; they are large in proportion to the length of the lever they move. Art Anatomy Simplified Charles Carlson.


For instance, for every muscle pulling in one direction, there must be the corresponding muscle pulling in the opposite direction. Return to Book Page. This one is more about the eye candy and good to copy from. What happens when a wedge bends: So I have done you one better.

These are figure drawing studies. In these various movements, the limit is the limitation to movement of the spine. Bridgman for nearly 50 years a teacher at the Art Students League in New York for a solid foundation and understanding of human anatomy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Aug 21, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.