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The Human Figure [Paperback]

John H. Vanderpoel
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June 1 1958 Dover Anatomy for Artists
This classic treatment by a master teacher offers clear, detailed instruction on drawing the human figure. More than 430 pencil and charcoal illustrations depict eyes, arms, feet, and other fundamental features. Topics include shading, curvature, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension, and major and minor differences in the structure and representation of male and female anatomy.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone July 9 2002
Format:Paperback
Nelson Shanks refers to the illustrations of this book as examples of simplifying the human form into patterns of light and dark. While the illustrations do accomplish this, the book is by no means a reference manual for rendering the human body. Also, most of the illustrations appear washed out in my copy of this book. If you are interested in beautiful examples of sensitive charcole renderings of the human figure, this book is outstanding. If you want a visual reference work on the under-structures of the human form, you can find better books than this one.
For anatomical reference, I highly recommend: "Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing From Life" by George B. Bridgman, and "The Human Figure: An Anatomy for Artists" by David K. Rubins.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A beginner Jan. 23 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
To explain my rating of 3....I bought this book because I wanted to start from scratch in drawing the humna form. I can draw but have no figure training. This book is beautiful but a bit advanced. It may help me out when I get more experience. Buy this if you are an intermediate or above but not for starting out.
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2.0 out of 5 stars wish print is better quality March 8 2013
By Mickey
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was my teacher's recommendation so I got it. But due to old English and poor quality of the print, I don't feel like reading, I had same feeling with Bridgman's books, but this one is a lot worse...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I belive artists are mostly visual people, the anatomical descriptions are very difficult to follow, unless perhaps you have been to medschool. Pluses are the drawings, the size, and the price
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small but eloquent... Dec 21 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is an elegant, eloquent little book. I'm a professional illustrator and sculptor, from a family of artists, and I find this small book stands out among the many references available.
It has a graciousness about it, not merely addressing anatomy, but giving a graceful translation of form.
I think it's good to have a number of references, and this is one I wouldn't do without!
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4.0 out of 5 stars toujours super intéressant Feb. 12 2011
Format:Paperback
Le produit est en très bonne condition et le shipping arrive en des temps toujours surprenant ! J'apprécie vraiment acheter avec Amazpn.
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