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Classic human anatomy : the artist's guide to form, function, and movement

Author: Valerie L Winslow
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill, ©2009.
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"The study of anatomy has long been essential training for painters and sculptures who want to accurately portray the human form. With hundreds of drawings and meticulously researched text, this book includes: an overview of the history of artistic anatomy; an introduction to the "language of anatomy" that makes the meaning of anatomical terms transparent, accessible, and memorable; entries on all major muscles and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Winslow, Valerie L.
Classic human anatomy.
New York : Watson-Guptill, ©2009
(DLC) 2009280099
(OCoLC)261939566
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie L Winslow
OCLC Number: 763035159
Description: 1 online resource (303 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Introduction : Anatomy and figurative art --
1. The language of anatomy --
The structure of this book --
Variations in anatomical nomenclature --
The meanings of anatomical terms --
The anatomical position --
The medial line --
Anatomical planes --
Sagittal plane --
Coronal plane --
Transverse plane --
Anatomical directions/locations --
Terms for anatomical movements --
Movement within the sagittal plane --
Movement within the coronal plane --
Movement within transverse planes --
Movement within all three planes --
Special anatomical movements --
Connective tissues --
Cartilage --
Ligaments --
Tendons --
Aponeurosis --
Fascia --
Subcutaneous fat --
The skeletal system --
Skeletal structure, surface form, and movement --
Bone tissues --
Axial skeleton --
Appendicular skeleton --
Classification of bones by shape --
Surface features of bones --
Joints --
The muscular system --
The structure of muscles --
Muscle names --
Muscle attachments--origins and insertions --
Types of muscle fibers --
How skeletal muscles create movement --
2. The head, face, and neck --
The skull --
The bones of the skull --
The bones of the cranium --
The facial bones --
The teeth --
The cervical vertebrae of the neck --
The muscles of the head, face, and neck --
Masseter --
Temporalis --
Frontalis --
Procerus --
Orbicularis oculi --
Nasalis --
Levator labii superioris alaeque nasi (LLSAN) --
Orbicularis oris --
Levator labii superioris --
Zygomaticus major and zygomaticus minor --
Depressor anguli oris --
Depressor labii inferioris --
Mentalis --
Buccinator --
Mylohyoid and digastric muscles --
Sternocleidomastoid --
The structure and surface forms of the head, face, and neck --
Central axis of the head --
Planes of the head --
Proportions of the head --
The neck--structures and forms --
The features of the face --
The eyes --
The nose --
The lips and mouth region --
The ears. 3. The torso --
The bones of the torso --
Vertebral column --
Thorax/ribcage --
Sternum --
Clavicles --
Scapula bones (scapulae) --
Shoulder girdle --
Pelvis --
The muscles of the torso --
Sacrospinalis --
Pectoralis major --
Deltoid --
Trapezius --
Rectus abdominis --
External oblique --
Serratus anterior --
Latissimus dorsi --
Rhomboid major and rhomboid minor --
The scapula group --
The structure and surface forms of the torso --
Axes of the torso --
Canons of the torso --
Setting up the torso --
The rotating torso --
Axilla (armpit) --
4. The arm --
The bones of the upper and lower arm --
Humerus --
Ulna --
Radius --
Elbow joint--basic forms --
The muscles of the upper and lower arm --
Muscles of the upper arm --
Biceps brachii --
Brachialis --
Brachioradialis --
Triceps brachii and anconeus --
Muscles of the lower arm --
Flexor group of the lower arm --
Flexor carpi radialis --
Palmaris longus --
Flexor carpi ulnaris --
Pronator teres --
Extensor group of the lower arm --
Extensor carpi radialis longus --
Extensor carpi radialis brevis --
Extensor digitorum --
Extensor carpi ulnaris --
Thumb muscle group --
The structure and surface forms of the arms --
Proportions of the arm --
Cubital fossa --
Anatomical snuffbox --
Radial muscle group of the upper limb --
5. The hand --
The bones of the hand --
The carpal bones --
The metacarpals --
The phalanges --
The joints of the hand --
The three muscles groups of the hand --
Thenar group --
Hypothenar group --
Interosseous muscle group --
The structure and surface forms of the hand --
Proportions of the hand --
Characteristics of the fingers --
Characteristics of the skin on the hand --
The fingernails --
Hand grips. 6. The leg --
The bones of the leg --
Femur --
Tibia and fibula --
Knee joint --
The muscles of the leg --
The muscles of the upper leg --
Quadriceps group --
Sartorius --
Adductor group --
Hamstring group --
Gluteal group --
The muscles of the lower leg --
Tibialis anterior --
Extensor digitorum longus --
Extensor hallucis longus --
Gastrocnemius and soleus --
Peroneus longus and peroneus brevis --
The structure and surface forms of the legs --
Proportions of the leg --
Angles and rhythm of the leg --
The knee region --
Pes anserinus, or goosefoot --
Popliteal fossa --
7. The foot --
The bones of the foot --
Tarsals --
Metatarsals --
Phalanges --
The arches of the foot --
The muscles of the foot --
Extensor digitorum brevis --
Abductor hallucis --
Abductor digiti minimi --
Flexor digitorum brevis --
The action of the muscles of the foot --
The structure and surface forms of the foot --
The sole of the foot and the foot pads --
Basic form of the foot --
Planes of the foot --
Proportions of the foot --
Characteristics and rhythm of the toes --
8. The whole figure --
Gesture/action drawing of the figure --
The structure of the whole figure --
The proportions of the whole figure --
Why learn a proportional system? --
The standard canons of proportion --
The eight-head proportional system --
The seven-and-a-half-head proportional system --
The proportional system of division --
Proportional breakdowns of the arms and legs --
Widths of body parts --
Body heights and body types --
Rhythm of forms in figure drawing --
Anatomical terminology reference guide --
Glossary --
Suggested reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Valerie L. Winslow.

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