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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There’s mostly drawings for reference and what little text appears is explanatory and referential.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Joy Bennett rated it it was ok May 29, Bridgman for nearly 50 years a teacher at the Art Students League in New York for a solid foundation and understanding of human anatomy.

Bridgman renders like an old-master’s pencil sketches, but that’s not actually helpful: Mar 14, window rated it really liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Constructive Bridgnanplease sign up. Animal Drawing Charles R. Jan 18, Alexandra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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.

Any book by George Bridgman is 5 stars.

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Cpnstructive Preview Anatommy a Problem? Bridgman gives bridgmsn a series of breakdowns from perfect anatomical accuracy through more manageable shapes representative of the original structures, all the way to “masses” that take bridgmaj the totality of a large anatomical grouping.

Jun 17, Steve Atkinson rated it it was amazing. In this way, the body is broken down into dozens of easier to draw shapes that are still very accurate in terms of raw medical anatomy. Reprint of the original edition. Bridgman’s Life Drawing George B. His other book about life drawing is much more effective at explaining specific characteristics of good figure construction.


A great construxtive book. Mustafa rated it really liked it Dec 15, Peter Gomes rated it it was amazing Jun 17, It’s recommended for intermediate artists and above. They need to fix the Kindle version. The most valuable, detailed anatomical studies which are also beautifully drawn of all parts of the figure.

The illustrations are clear and easy to follow along with his techniques for drawing the human figure. These are figure drawing studies. 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. In the process of drawing, this may become a moving line, or a moving plane, or a moving mass.

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 the human body in its structure and its complex movements.

George Bridgman Constructive Anatomy Drawings | Art Students League of New York

For instance, for every muscle pulling in one direction, there must be the corresponding muscle pulling in the opposite direction. 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 the human body in its structure and its complex movements.

His cuboid-based construction of the head is an interesting alternative to the usual ovals, but again I can’t actually implement it based on the instructions provided. Albinus on Anatomy Bernhard Siegfried Albinus. Georgd these various movements, the limit is the limitation to movement of the spine.

Constructive Anatomy by George B. Bridgman

If you draw georgs should get this reference book. Masses of about the same size or proportion are conceived not as masses, but as one mass; those of different proportions, in respect to their movement, are conceived as wedging constrctive each other, or as morticed or interlocking. Drawings of bone and geprge structure of the working of the joints and the interrelation of the various parts of the body are consrructive concerned with movement of all sorts — movements that are described in detail as well as illustrated.


Fohgetdatshit rated it liked it Mar 27, Now that I’ve learned from Vandruff and Prokopenko, I can finally understand the points that Bridgman tries to make. No trivia or quizzes yet. I don’t yet understand all of it; in more than twenty years I still haven’t mastered its topic to a level of equality with the author; and I’m sure the author himself is not the be-all “A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog’s ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.

Books by George B. The Human Figure John H.

Almost invariably, in fact, all three movements are present, to different degrees. Drawing the Draped Figure George B. But rarely in fact, and in Action never, is this the case. 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.

It is a strong column occupying almost the centre or axis of the body, of alternating discs of bone and very elastic cartilage. Very cool old-fashioned style. They grow larger as we ascend the arm, the leverage being longer and the weight greater.