Human Anatomy for Artists : The Elements of Form

The Elements of Form

Author: Eliot Goldfinger Artist/Anatomist

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199763108

Category: Science

Page: 368

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The power of the image of the nude--the expressivity of the flesh--has inspired artists from the beginning. An understanding of human form is essential for artists to be able to express themselves with the figure. Anatomy makes the figure. Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form is the definitive analytical work on the anatomy of the human figure. No longer will working artists have to search high and low to find the information they need. In this, the most up-to-date and fully illustrated guide available, Eliot Goldfinger--sculptor, illustrator, scientific model-maker, and lecturer on anatomy--presents a single, all-inclusive reference to human form, capturing everything artists need in one convenient volume. Five years in the making, and featuring hundreds of photos and illustrations, this guide offers more views of each bone and muscle than any other book ever published: every structure that creates or influences surface form is individually illustrated in clear, carefully lit photographs and meticulous drawings. Informed by the detailed study of both live models and cadavers, it includes numerous unique presentations of surface structures--such as fat pads, veins, and genitalia--and of some muscles never before photographed. In addition, numerous cross sections, made with reference to CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging, and cut cadavers, trace the forms of all body regions and individual muscles. Information on each structure is placed on facing pages for ease of reference, and the attractive two-color format uses red ink to direct readers rapidly to important points and areas. Finally, an invaluable chapter on the artistic development of basic forms shows in a series of sculptures the evolution of the figure, head, and hands from basic axes and volumes to more complex organic shapes. This feature helps place the details of anatomy within the overall context of the figure. Certain to become the standard reference in the field, Human Anatomy for Artists will be indispensable to artists and art students, as well as art historians. It will also be a useful aid for physical and dance therapists, athletes and their trainers, bodybuilders, and anyone concerned with the external form of the human body. With the renewed interest in figurative art today, this will be an especially welcome volume.

Animal Anatomy for Artists

The Elements of Form

Author: Eliot Goldfinger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198032502

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3693

From the author of the classic Human Anatomy for Artists comes this user-friendly reference guide featuring over five hundred original drawings and over seventy photographs. Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery in their work, Animal Anatomy for Artists offers thorough, in-depth information about the most commonly depicted animals, presented in a logical and easily understood format for artists--whether beginner or accomplished professional. The book focuses on the forms created by muscles and bones, giving artists a crucial three-dimensional understanding of the final, complex outer surface of the animal. Goldfinger not only covers the anatomy of the more common animals, such as the horse, dog, cat, cow, pig, squirrel, and rabbit, but also the anatomy of numerous wild species, including the lion, giraffe, deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, gorilla, sea lion, and bear. Included are drawings of skeletons and how they move at the joints, individual muscles showing their attachments on the skeleton, muscles of the entire animal, cross sections, photographs of live animals, and silhouettes of related animals comparing their shapes and proportions. He offers a new and innovative section on the basic body plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a crucial conceptual understanding of overall animal structure to which the details of individual animals can then be applied. The chapter on birds covers the skeleton, muscles and feather patterns. The appendix presents photographs of skulls with magnificent horns and antlers and a section on major surface veins. Incredibly thorough, packed with essential information, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference work, an essential book for everyone who depicts animals in their art.

Complete Guide to Life Drawing

Author: Gottfried Bammes

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844486908

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 4426

A comprehensive guide to drawing human beings accurately includes in-depth chapters covering proportion, structure, and posture, along with close studies of hands, feet, faces, and limbs.

Anatomy for the Artist

Author: Jeno Barcsay

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402735424

Category: Art

Page: 342

View: 5301

Human anatomy--from skeleton and musculature in motion to facial characteristics and expression--is studied through text and illustrations that emphasize the body structures important to the artist in his or her visual representations, in a comprehensive new edition of the classic handbook for artists.

Anatomy for the Artist

Author: Sarah Simblet

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 6161

Compiles drawings, photographs, and tips for drawing human nude forms, depicting the structure of the human body, bones, muscles, balance, the body as a whole, and specific parts of the body.

The Complete Guide to Anatomy for Artists and Illustrators

Author: Gottfried Bammes

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782213581

Category: Anatomy, Artistic

Page: 504

View: 5565

Since it was first published in 1964, Professor Gottfried Bammes' Die Gestalt des Menschen has been considered the definitive book for artists learning to draw the human form. Deconstructing the body into its smallest components, Bammes asserts the importance of learning the structure of bones, muscles and parts in order to accurately draw a human figure. Whilst the original German has been sought after in the English speaking world, a translation has been long lamented. Now, for the first time, Bammes' most famous work has been translated by Search Press into the English language. Faithfully reproduced in translation, with over 540 original diagrams, drawings and photographs, and spanning over 500 pages, new and experienced artists can finally drink in the vast knowledge lovingly presented by the late professor.

Human Anatomy for Artists

Author: Gyorgy Feher,Andras Szunyoghy

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN: 9780841601789

Category: Art

Page: 496

View: 1329

Anatomy

A Complete Guide for Artists

Author: Joseph Sheppard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486129942

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 1658

In this superb guidebook, a master of figure drawing shows readers in precise detail how to render human anatomy convincingly. Over 460 illustrations reveal the structure of the body.

Classic Human Anatomy

The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement

Author: Valerie L. Winslow

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823024156

Category: Art

Page: 303

View: 5592

Offers insightful approaches to the complex subject of human anatomy. This title features three sections: the skeletal form, the muscular form, and action of the muscles and movement. It also includes illustrations that detail the movement and actions of the bones and muscles and charts that reveal the origins and insertions of the muscles. Packed with an extraordinary wealth of information, this is sure to become a new classic of art instruction.

Anatomy for artists

a new approach to discovering, learning and remembering the body

Author: Anthony Apesos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581809312

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9644

A comprehensive, visual reference for any artist seeking to portray the human figure includes detailed information on the function and form of body structures, as well as unique instructions for learning anatomy through seeing and feeling each structure on one's own body, and dozens of pen-and-ink drawings. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Anatomy for Artists

Author: Diana Stanley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614982X

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 334

Concise guide features sections on the trunk, head and neck, and upper and lower limbs. Full coverage of skeleton, muscles, and surface forms, with 64 illustrations that include figure drawings.

Anatomy for the Artist

Author: Peter Stanyer,Tom Flint

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1788880250

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Anatomy for the Artist is a book by artists for artists, and presents a dynamic visual record of the fundamental characteristics and creative possibilities of the human form. For hundreds of years' artists have developed their skills by drawing the human body. Bones and muscles, although largely hidden from view, reveal a great deal about us and are key components of expression. All artists need to understand how these structures affect movement and posture, creating character and making what are general physical attributes entirely personal. No unnecessary medical jargon is included, only visually stunning yet accurate artworks, showing the artist what he needs to know in order to bring the human form to life.

Classic Human Anatomy in Motion

The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing

Author: Valerie L. Winslow

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434150

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 9429

This essential companion book to the bestselling Classic Human Anatomy provides artists and art students with a deeper understanding of human anatomy and different types of motion, inspiring more realistic and energetic figurative art. Fine-art instruction books do not usually focus on anatomy as it relates to movement, despite its great artistic significance. Written by a long-time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy, Classic Human Anatomy in Motion offers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement. Written in a friendly style, the book is illustrated with hundreds of life drawing studies (both quick poses and long studies), along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components. This comprehensive manual features 5 distinct sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the human figure: bones and joint movement, muscle groups, surface form and soft tissue characteristics, structure, and movement. Each chapter builds an artistic understanding of how motion transforms the human figure and can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one's art. From the Hardcover edition.

Drawing Human Anatomy

Author: Giovanni Civardi

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782216056

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 2272

A beautifully visual and informative guide to drawing the human form from the bestselling and renowned Italian life-drawer Giovanni Civardi. From the bestselling, world-renowned life-drawer Giovanni Civardi comes this latest edition of the concise guide to drawing the human form. To become a successful artist in figure drawing, it is essential to understand the inner workings of the human body; but the complex nature of our anatomy makes the process of learning to draw it often daunting. In Drawing Human Anatomy, Giovanni Civardi breaks down the numerous components that make up our bodies into easy, absorbable chunks - from the skin right down to the skeleton. Beginning with easy-to-follow summaries on the makeup of human anatomy, along with advice on how to depict the human figure on paper, the book delves straight into our inner mechanics to get you started on your drawing journey right away. In addition, each muscle and skeletal structure is accompanied by a clear diagram indicating its location on the body, and a drawing of the form in Giovanni's much-loved drawing style. With dozens of illustrations explaining the relationships between our bones and muscles, and with a wide range of body positions covered - front and back, and rest and motion - this is an exceptional, practical guide to producing anatomically correct drawings for artists of all abilities.

CONSTRUCTIVE ANATOMY

Author: GEORGE B. BRIDGMAN

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist

Author: Stephen Rogers Peck

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195000528

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 4913

The comprehensive reference on the structure and depiction of the human form is comprised of technical information and numerous drawings and photographs

Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist

Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 082308227X

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 3835

Manga Anatomy Like You've Never Seen It! You know that manga faces are different from those of regular, American-style comic book characters. But did you know that manga bodies are also different? Well, they are, and Christopher Hart is here, once again, to tell you all about it in his signature accessible style. This book is loaded with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, anatomical charts and information, and before-and-after comparisons you won’t find anywhere else—all tailored to creating authentic Japanese-style manga. And in addition to the breakdowns of the various sections of the body, you’ll also learn how all the different elements—including faces and costumes—come together to form complete characters. Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist contains everything you need to know. No aspiring mangaka (manga artist) should be without it.

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Mechanics of Man

Author: Martin Clayton,Ronald Philo

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606060209

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 1075

Reproduces Leonardo's "Anatomical Manuscript A," created in the winter of 1510-1511, with notes in his characteristic mirror writing, as well as the same pages with the text in English translation, and discusses its background and accuracy.

An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists

Author: W. Ellenberger,Francis A. Davis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486316718

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9423

Enlarged edition of a classic reference features clear directions for drawing horses, dogs, cats, lions, cattle, deer, and other creatures. Covers muscles, skeleton, and full external views. 288 illustrations.