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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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.

It’s recommended for intermediate artists and above. More pictures at parkablogs. But do NOT start learning anatomy with Bridgman – his books are for people who already have some knowledge on the subject.

Constructive Anatomy

The most valuable, detailed anatomical studies which are also beautifully drawn of all parts of the figure. He introduces simplified guides to drawing like using cubes to block in the mass first before brixgman into more detail, The muscle drawings although still sketchy are delineated clear enough brivgman show how they affect More pictures at parkablogs.

In their relations to each other they are limited to the three possible planes of movement. Not for beginning students though, it’s definitely an advanced text. The Best Books of The shoulder, arm, armpit, and forearm If you draw you should get this reference book.


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But rarely in fact, and in Action never, is this the case. Santiago rated it it was amazing Jan 12, One Hundred Figure Drawings.

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. The line, in actual construction, must come first; but as mental bridyman must precede physical, so the concept of mass must come first, that of plane second, that of line last.

Constructive Anatomy

But I love this book because it was the first to unlock the secrets of anatomy for me. Again, just like other books, the artist with prior knowledge of anatomy will benefit more. Aug 21, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 17, Parka rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Muscles, attached to and acting on the bony and ligamentous systems, constitute the motion system.

Bridgman for nearly 50 years a teacher at the Art Students Le “Excellent. Our teacher made the class buy this for figure bridgmwn class, I plan on holding on to it for a while.

Constructive anatomy

There’s a bit of an intro for each part of the body which is pretty interesting and good to follow Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions 12 x x An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists. They have found, and continue to find, that his unique way of discovering the vitalizing forces in the human form and realizing them in drawing carries the student pleasantly anatomt one of art’s most severe hurdles.


Albinus on Anatomy Bernhard Siegfried Albinus. This one is more about the eye candy and good to copy from. One of the best Bridgeman books, nice learning sequence. It’s extremely valuable, but I had to learn from other teachers first in order to understand this book. Bridgman renders like an old-master’s pencil sketches, but that’s not actually helpful: It is so poorly formatted, with random cconstructive characters scattered throughout that it’s nearly impossible to read.

Such movement as the spine allows the muscles also allow, and are finally connected by the wedges or lines of the actual contour. They have found, and continue to find, that his unique way of discovering the vitalizing forces in the human form and realizing them in drawing carries the student pleasantly over one of art’s most severe hurdles.

An essential book for figure drawing. Follow this link to get the whole book for free legally my link text. Apr 06, Heidi rated it it was amazing.