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Aug 18, Des Small rated it it was ok. That is, they may be bent forward and back in the consttructive plane, twisted in the horizontal plane, or tilted in the transverse plane.

Bridgman’s book opened my mind to an incredible vista of possibilities. Peter Gomes rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Preview — Constructive Anatomy by 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.

The Artist’s Guide to Human Anatomy. 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. Drawing the Draped Figure George B.

The eye in drawing must follow a line or a plane or a mass.


Masses and Movements of the Body The masses of the head, chest and pelvis are unchanging. Constructive Anatomy, an anatomical reference guide for the anatlmy 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.

Muscles express also laws of leverage; they are large in proportion to the length of the lever they move. What happens when a wedge bends: The Book of a Hundred Hands.

George Bridgman’s Constructive Anatomy

Drawings of bone and muscle structure bridgmam 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. Paperbackpages. Goodreads helps you keep track of anato,y you want to read. This is a classic on figure drawing and I highly recommend it as a companion book to any other textbook on the subject.

Constructive Anatomy : George B. Bridgman :

The head and features We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Whatever their surface form or constructvie, they are as masses to be conceived as blocks.

Every artist will save tedious hours of research with this simple but effective approach, and will be delighted with its directness and fervor. Bridgman no doubt was a very good teacher and still is though his books.



Refresh and try again. 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 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.

Bridgeman is one vonstructive 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. Mustafa rated it really liked it Dec 15, Albinus on Anatomy Bernhard Siegfried Albinus. Once again the author is the best of what he teaches! Drawing the Draped Figure.

The most valuable, detailed anatomical studies which are also beautifully drawn of all parts of the figure. They are to be thought of first as one thinks of the body of a wasp, with only one line connecting them, or without reference at all to connecting portions.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Interlocking masses of the arm Think in masses, define them in lines. Even more detailed discussions on the muscles are dealt with in The Human Machine.