Dynamic Anatomy: The Original Edition

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Dover Publications, Incorporated, Aug 20, 2009 - Art - 232 pages
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Hailed by teachers, students, and critics for fifty years, this manual presents both action studies and practical diagrams for portraying the human figure in motion and at rest. Anatomical details appear in pragmatic, generalized shapes that simplify identification and reproduction. More than 300 images complement the easy-to-follow text, which includes a valuable survey of art history and magnificent figure drawings by such masters as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rodin, and Picasso.
Burne Hogarth, called "the Michelangelo of the comic strip," is best known for his long-running Tarzan cartoons and for helping found New York's School of Visual Arts. In this study of the human figure, he explains muscular and skeletal structure from the artist's point of view, rather than that of the medical anatomist. Hogarth extends beyond the factual elements of anatomy to emphasize the relationship of mass to movement. His guide will prove an indispensable companion to artists at all skill levels who wish to render the human figure accurately and artistically. 

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User Review  - Bernard Booth - Goodreads

This answers all kinds of questions that I never knew needed to be asked, and is such a good reference book that I'm going to be referring back to it endlessly. Read full review

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User Review  - Ralph Zoontjens - Goodreads

Very good book on anatomy drawing, and an efficient learning aid. The author has an own style but in my opinion too much emphasis is put on showing all the muscles, so the drawings look a bit overly ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Hogarth enjoyed a remarkable career that spanned more than 60 years and engaged him in the worlds of fine art, illustration, advertising, art education, and publishing. He is a cofounder of the School of Visual Arts in New York.

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