Human Anatomy for Artists : The Elements of Form: The Elements of Form

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Oxford University Press, USA, Nov 7, 1991 - Science - 368 pages
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The power of the image of the nude--the expressivity of the flesh--has inspired artists from the beginning. An understanding of human form is essential for artists to be able to express themselves with the figure. Anatomy makes the figure. Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form is the definitive analytical work on the anatomy of the human figure. No longer will working artists have to search high and low to find the information they need. In this, the most up-to-date and fully illustrated guide available, Eliot Goldfinger--sculptor, illustrator, scientific model-maker, and lecturer on anatomy--presents a single, all-inclusive reference to human form, capturing everything artists need in one convenient volume. Five years in the making, and featuring hundreds of photos and illustrations, this guide offers more views of each bone and muscle than any other book ever published: every structure that creates or influences surface form is individually illustrated in clear, carefully lit photographs and meticulous drawings. Informed by the detailed study of both live models and cadavers, it includes numerous unique presentations of surface structures--such as fat pads, veins, and genitalia--and of some muscles never before photographed. In addition, numerous cross sections, made with reference to CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging, and cut cadavers, trace the forms of all body regions and individual muscles. Information on each structure is placed on facing pages for ease of reference, and the attractive two-color format uses red ink to direct readers rapidly to important points and areas. Finally, an invaluable chapter on the artistic development of basic forms shows in a series of sculptures the evolution of the figure, head, and hands from basic axes and volumes to more complex organic shapes. This feature helps place the details of anatomy within the overall context of the figure. Certain to become the standard reference in the field, Human Anatomy for Artists will be indispensable to artists and art students, as well as art historians. It will also be a useful aid for physical and dance therapists, athletes and their trainers, bodybuilders, and anyone concerned with the external form of the human body. With the renewed interest in figurative art today, this will be an especially welcome volume.
 

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I recommend looking at page 302 in the preview to see photographed examples of the female vulva, with and without pubic hair

Contents

THE SKELETON
3
THE JOINTS
43
MUSCLE ACTION AT JOINTS
58
STRUCTURE FUNCTION AND FORM
61
Facial Muscles
67
Expression of the Emotions
102
Head and Neck
111
Trunk
131
Eye
283
Nose
285
Mouth
286
Ear
287
Fat
289
Skin Hand and Foot
295
Skin Folds
296
Breasts Genitals
301

Shoulder
155
Upper Arm
165
Forearm
177
Hand
211
Hip
219
Upper Leg
229
Lower Leg
253
Foot
275
Veins
304
PROPORTION
309
MASS CONCEPTIONS OF THE FIGURE
311
MASS CONCEPTIONS OF THE HEAD
320
MASS CONCEPTIONS OF THE HAND
328
Bibliography
333
Index
339
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Page 333 - The Anatomy of the External Forms of Man ; intended for the Use of Artists, Painters, and Sculptors.

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