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Bridgman's complete guide to drawing from life

Author: George Brant Bridgman; Howard Simon
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., 2001.
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Bridgman's works have been widely accepted by art schools and universities as the most technically correct drawings of the human anatomy. Now available in paperback, this is the best, largest and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Brant Bridgman; Howard Simon
ISBN: 0806930152 9780806930152 1402702841 9781402702846
OCLC Number: 46843502
Notes: "Over 1,000 illustrations"--Cover.
Originally published: Sterling Pub., 1952.
Includes index.
Description: 350 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: How to draw the figure --
Proportions of the human figure --
Measurements : Movable masses --
Wedging, passing and locking --
Balance --
Rhythm --
Turning or twisting --
Light and shade --
Distribution of the masses --
Building the figure --
Mouldings --
The human head : The skull ; Drawing the head ; Perspective of the head ; Distribution of masses of the head ; Construction of the head ; Planes of the head ; The head in profile ; Above eye level ; Below eye level ; Round forms of the head ; Round and square forms of the head ; Cube construction ; Oval construction ; The head in light and shade ; Comparative measurements of the head ; The child's head ; Muscles of the face ; Expression ; The chin ; The eye ; The ear ; Planes of the ear ; The nose ; The mouth ; The neck ; Front of the neck ; Back of the neck --
The torso: front view : Masses : Planes of the torso: front view ; Structure ; Torso: profile ; Rib cage --
The torso: back view : Mechanism of the torso and hips ; Shoulder girdle --
The scapula: mechanism of the shoulder blade --
The arm : Mechanism of the arm ; The forearm ; Masses of the shoulder and arms ; Pronator and supinator ; Elbow --
The armpit --
The hand : Expressions of the hand ; The wrist and the hand ; Mechanism of the hand and arm ; Anatomy of the hand ; Muscles of the hand ; The hand: back view ; Construction of the hand ; Thumb side of the hand ; Little finger side of the hand ; The fingers ; The fist ; Knuckles of the hand ; Hand of the baby --
The pelvis : The hip --
The lower limbs : The thigh and the leg ; The knee --
The foot : Abduction and adduction ; Bones and muscles of the foot ; Toes --
Draping : Styles ; Composition ; Draping the figure ; Folds ; Types of folds ; Diaper pattern ; Pipe or cord folds ; Zigzag folds ; Spiral folds ; Half-lock folds ; Inert folds ; Volume ; Rhythm.
Other Titles: Complete guide to drawing from life
Responsibility: with drawings and text by George B. Bridgman ; edited by Howard Simon.

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