Artistic Anatomy - 35th Anniversary Edition
This famous text on anatomy for artists is the best, mostcomplete guide for achieving precise shapes for the forms of thehuman body. Artistic Anatomy is recognised as one of the greatesttexts of its kind since the Renaissance. The original Frenchedition was published in 1889, at a time when such artists asRenoir, Braque, Degas and Bazille were working in Paris. ThisEnglish edition brings together the nineteenth century?s greatestteacher of artistic anatomy, Paul Richer and today's most famousteacher of anatomy and figure drawing, Robert Beverly Hale, whotranslated and edited the book for the modern reader.
Dr. Richer writes with scientific accuracy, but the artist'saesthetic requirements are always foremost in his mind. He selectsonly those facts which will provide the artist with the informationhe or she needs to arrive at the precise shape of each form in thehuman body. The 110 anatomical plates as well as the author?soriginal drawings illuminate the text and show the bones, musclesand exterior forms of the body in action and at rest.
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