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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Very cool old-fashioned style. Bridgman gives us a series of breakdowns from perfect anatomical accuracy through more manageable shapes representative of the original georhe, all the way to “masses” that take in the totality of a large anatomical grouping.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Bridgman is especially good for figuring out how masses fit together, but expect to spend a LOT of time analyzing images. Mason rated it it was amazing Sep 03, 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 anatomh muffins.

The most valuable, detailed anatomical studies which are also beautifully drawn of all parts of the figure.

Rather than learning how to draw all the tendons, bones and muscle groups of for example the shoulder, you are shown how the mass of the shoulder should look, and why. These are figure drawing studies. Anusha Reddy rated it really liked it Mar 30, They grow larger as we ascend the arm, the leverage being longer and the weight greater.


Dzuha Yanuarsari rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Mar 14, window rated it really liked it Shelves: What happens when a wedge bends: The hand and wrist Constructive Anatomy by George B. A very helpful how-to book that’s practically a bible for comic artists.

George B. Bridgman – Constructive Anatomy

It’s really great for learning a specific kind of anatomy, but it’s almost like a personal, little journal with notes that aren’t that intelligible to anyone else. Bridgman for nearly 50 years a teacher at the Art Students Le “Excellent. My SO gifted me this for my bday. If you’re just plain interested in human anatomy, you should get this book. Again, just like other books, the artist with prior knowledge of anatomy will benefit more.

Jan 01, Nicole Haan rated it it was amazing.

Goodreads helps bricgman keep track of books you want to read. Dec 14, Cry-Of-The-Elves rated it it was amazing. I had to buy the print version in addition to the Kindle, just so I could make some sense of the text. Masses and Movements of the Body The masses of the head, chest and pelvis vridgman unchanging.

An essential book for figure drawing. 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. Lists with This Book. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books constructife kids, photography lovers and more.


As such, I consider this an essential book for any artist’s library. This is a classic on figure drawing and I highly recommend it as a companion book to any other textbook on the subject. The muscles of the forearm are larger than those of the fingers; those of the arm larger than those ot the forearm, while the muscles of the shoulder are larger still.

There are no discussion topics on bridbman book yet. The conception of the figure must begin with the thought of these blocks in their relation to each other.

Refresh and try again. The Human Figure John H. Bridgman’s book opened my mind to an incredible vista of possibilities.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The effective conception is that of wedging. While the other constructice deals more with conceptualizing mass and form, this book takes a closer look at the parts of the body. Animal Drawing Charles R.

Even more detailed discussions on the muscles are dealt with in The Human Machine. Trivia About Constructive Anatomy. 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. Overall body masses, movement, and construction Animals in Motion Eadweard Muybridge.

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