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Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life [Paperback]

George Bridgman
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April 7 2009
The timeless classic on drawing human figures is back! Following impressive runs by Sterling’s previous editions comes a new, redesigned version of George W. Bridgman’s landmark work. It combines six well-known books by the celebrated artist and lecturer, who taught figure and anatomy drawing for many years at New York City’s Art Students League. This edition preserves Bridgman’s lessons and original sketches, but now features a nostalgic, eye-catching cover that distinguishes it from the competition. In its sleek new format, this comprehensive guide will certainly continue its reign as one of the premier figure-drawing publications of all time.

 


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It's rare to find good, comprehensive books on drawing the anatomy. Each of these the first, the return of a classic; the second, a focused study; and the third, lessons from the masters deserves a place on library shelves. Bridgman was a legendary teacher at New York's Art Students' League. There, he originated a system of drawing known as "constructive anatomy." In 1952, his seven books on anatomy were gathered into one volume, which became a standard work at art schools and universities. Published now for the first time in paperback, it holds up as an indispensable volume, with more than 200 illustrations of hands and hundreds of images of arms, shoulders, heads, torsos, legs, knees, and feet. Fairley's book concentrates on those troublesome extremities hands and feet. Sketchbook exercises are followed by eight detailed painting demonstrations in watercolor, oil, and other media. Fairley then continues on to portraits in which variations in age, skin tone, composition, mood, and movement are integrated. Advanced students will find Hale and Coyle's Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters a rich source of inspiration. Hale, like Bridgman, was one of the great teachers at the Art Students' League. His student, Coyle, gathered together Hale's famous lectures to produce this compendium. Hale drew on principles found in 100 masterpieces by such artists as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Raphael, D?rer, Titian, and Rembrandt. In 1995, Giovanni Civardi's trilogy Drawing Human Anatomy (Sterling, 1995), Drawing the Female Nude (Sterling, 1995), and Drawing the Male Nude (LJ 3/15/96. o.p.) reached a high standard for good, basic books in this genre. These three surpass Civardi's works and are highly recommended for serious artists and comprehensive library collections.
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"...the return of a classic...Bridgman was a legendary teacher at New York's Art Students' League. There he originated a system of drawing known as 'constructive anatomy.' In 1952, his seven books on anatomy were gathered into one volume, which became a standard work at art schools and universities. Published now, for the first time in paperback, it holds up as an indispensable volume with more than 200 illustrations of hands and hundreds of images of arms, shoulders, heads, torsos, legs, knees, and feet." -- Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.0 out of 5 stars great to have, but not the sole reference Jan. 27 2014
By RMG TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Who am I to criticize a Bridgman classic? I believe that this book is a great tool to have in the collection, but not the only anatomy reference you will need to master anatomical art (hence loosing 1 star).
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1.0 out of 5 stars A non effort,unworthy of a star. Dec 7 2013
By jonpa
Format:Paperback
There seems to be little or no effort to match the drawings with the text.After scratching my head one to many times the enjoyment of learning to draw vanished as did the book which is now in the garbage bin.I will buy another but will look at it very carefully beforehand.
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By Jared
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This is by far the best book for study after you have the basics knowledge of the body.

When you first look at it you may think they are badly drawn but I've had to re-study this book more times then I can remember as every time I open it I learn something new even after reading and coping everything.
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5.0 out of 5 stars George Bridgman is Awesome! Aug. 17 2013
By Riman
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book after I watched Marshall Vandruff's lecture about anatomy. He showed that even Frank Frazetta copied Bridgman's drawings. This book helps you draw human figures by simplifying the forms, so you can draw it in perspective. I found the most effective way to learn from this book is to copy the drawings. Just try to match them exactly. I bought it in 2011 and up till now, I am still copying the drawings. I love to do it so much. I can feel that my drawing skill improves a lot. Bridgman was a master at anatomy, and I believe by copying a master's drawings, we will learn a lot.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what i expected June 14 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Its good, but it did not meet my expectations. At least you can learn from it and use some of the illustration as a guide/model.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book. Feb. 18 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
If you would like to really know how to understandand draw the human body this is the book to get. Bridgeman makes the body easy to understand, but not like many drawing books were most of this how to draw books last 20 or 30 years this book has last almost a 100 years and is still used today. Bridgeman teaching has develop many top master such as norman rockwell. enjoy the book and really read and draw the human form like he develop it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST DRAWING BOOK YOU COULD EVER BUY!!!! Nov. 20 2002
By J.P.
Format:Paperback
I own several drawing books including: Drawing A Contemporary Approach (Betti / Sale), Figure Drawing (Goldstein), The Craft of Drawing (Wood), Gray's Anatomy, Drawing on The Right Side of The Brain (Edwards). BRIDGMAN'S is bar the best purchase, and possibly the only drawing book you need to teach yourself to draw. Let me preface that by saying, Betty Edwards book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain I also give five stars, primarially as a fantastic tool for teaching drawing, and for those beginners who are not right-brain dominant but want to draw.
Open to almost any page in Bridgman's and you'll see several illustrations to begin working from if you choose. Or, read from the beginning the simple text that helps break down the figure, and the figure's components, into shapes and go from there. This book is brimming with accurate and easy to read text and anatomical poses to learn from.
I guarantee you, if you draw as you see in the Bridgman's book, or if you even copy every drawing in the Bridgman's book, you will draw the figure, and everything else, like a professional. This book should be on every teacher and professor's course syllabus for all drawing levels. Great tips, great tools, great reminders. Enjoy drawing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best July 9 2002
Format:Paperback
After purchasing too many sub-par reference books on anatomy for artists, I highly recommend any of the Bridgman books. However, this one is the best of the bunch, as it combines the illustrations of the others in a larger format. Hey, you can spend triple the price of this book on newer books with poorer illustrations on better quality paper, (a.k.a: "Drawing the Human Body" by
Giovanni Civardi -blech!), but for my money, Bridgeman has yet to be beat. An absolute must have for any serious illustrator or figurative painter.
I also recomend "The Human Figure: An Anatomy for Artists" by David K. Rubins as a no-nonsence, highly useful anatomy reference.
-CDK
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