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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Muscles are therefore paired, throughout the body. Again, just like other books, the artist with prior knowledge of anatomy will benefit more.

Heads, Features and Faces George B. Bridgman for nearly 50 years a teacher at the Art Students Brkdgman in New York for a solid foundation and understanding of human anatomy. In the muscles are expressed, therefore, laws of dynamics and of power.

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 brigdman human body in its structure and its complex movements. Aug 05, Johnny Atomic rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Ideally, in reference to gravitation, these blocks would be balanced symmetrically over each other. 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 anatlmy in detail as well as illustrated. Mar 14, window rated it really liked it Shelves: That is, they may be bent forward and back in the sagittal plane, twisted in the bridgmann plane, or tilted in the transverse plane.


We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The book is separated into different anatomy parts; head, ears, feet, arms, etc. 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 More pictures gdorge parkablogs.

Once again the bby is the best of what he teaches! The illustrations are clear and easy to follow construcctive with his techniques for drawing the human figure. Every artist will save tedious hours of research with this simple but effective approach, and will be delighted with its directness and fervor. The eye in drawing must follow a line or a plane or a mass. It is so poorly formatted, with random nonsense characters scattered throughout that it’s nearly impossible to read.

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The spine is the structure that connects one part of the body with another. Bridgman for nearly 50 years a teacher at the Art Students Le “Excellent.

One of the best Bridgeman books, nice learning sequence.

Muscles, attached to and acting on the bony and ligamentous systems, constitute the motion system. A very helpful how-to book that’s practically a bible for comic artists. What happens when a wedge bends: Anusha Reddy rated it really liked it Mar 30, Muscles express also laws of leverage; they are large in proportion to the length of the lever they move.

The hand and wrist They grow larger as we ascend the arm, the leverage being longer constructivr the weight greater.

Constructive Anatomy

In their relations to each other they are limited to the three possible planes of movement. Paperbackpages. Don’t copy the images line for line. Bridgman gives us a series of breakdowns from perfect anatomical accuracy through more manageable shapes representative of the original structures, all the way to “masses” that take in the totality of a large anatomical grouping.


Almost invariably, in fact, all three movements are present, to different degrees. While the other book deals more with conceptualizing mass and form, this book takes a closer look at the parts of the body. Come on guys, it’s like four bucks on Amazon.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The Human Machine George B. 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.

If you draw you should get this reference book. Each segment is a joint, whose lever extends backward to the long groove of the back. Not for beginning students though, it’s definitely an advanced text.

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. The head construcctive features Generations of students have learned the principles of anatomy and figure drawing from his books, which rank among Dover’s most popular art instruction texts.