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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It is a strong column occupying almost the anatoky or axis of the body, of alternating discs of bone and very elastic cartilage. Lots of useful info!

The Hand, Constructive Anatomy. Masses of about the same clnstructive or proportion are conceived not as masses, but as one mass; those of different proportions, in respect to their movement, are conceived as wedging into each other, or as morticed or interlocking.

My only gripe is – I bought the Kindle version first, and it was full of wonky characters and misaligned formatting. I want my money back. Again, just like other books, the artist with prior knowledge of anatomy will benefit more.

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Preview — Constructive Anatomy by George B. 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. Paperbackpages. They grow larger as we ascend the arm, the leverage being longer and the weight greater. What happens when a wedge bends: But rarely in fact, and in Action never, is this the case. Muscles express also laws of leverage; brigman are large in proportion to the length of the bridman they move.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Constructive Anatomy, an anatomical reference guide for the working 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


In these various geore, the limit is the limitation to movement of the spine. Jun 17, Steve Atkinson rated it it was amazing. Jan 01, Nicole Haan rated it it was amazing.

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The lower limb including the knee and foot Constructive anatomy Anatomy of the hand The thumb and fingers Anatomy of the arm Shoulder anatomy The neck Human head anatomy Eyes ears mouth and nose muscles of the trunk Pelvis hip anatomy Leg anatomy The knee and feet. But do NOT start learning anatomy with Bridgman – his books are for people who already have some knowledge on the subject.

This consrructive a classic on figure drawing and I highly recommend it as a companion book to any other textbook on the subject.

Trivia About Constructive Anatomy. In their relations to each other they are limited to the three possible planes of movement. No trivia or quizzes yet. Oct 12, Sonya Ball rated it it was amazing. Bones constitute the pressure system of the body. 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.

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.


To ask other readers questions about Constructive Anatomyplease sign up. General Anatomy Bones constitute the pressure system of the body. Animals in Motion Eadweard Muybridge. Bridgman for nearly 50 years a teacher at the Art Students League in New York for a solid foundation and understanding of 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.

More useful for the pictures than the anatomy lessons. Bridgeman is one of 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. Bridgman is especially good cojstructive figuring out how masses fit together, but expect to spend a LOT of time analyzing images.

This book totally clicked with me, but I know other artists who didn’t find it helpful at snatomy.

Constructive Anatomy

Heads, Features and Faces George B. These are figure drawing studies. Ayejuni Ilemobayo rated it it was amazing Nov 25, The eye in drawing must follow a line or a plane or a mass.

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.