Dynamic Anatomy

Dynamic Anatomy

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by Burne Hogarth
     
 

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Praised by critics and teachers alike for more than 40 years, Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy is recognized worldwide as the classic text on artistic anatomy. Now revised, expanded to include 65 never-before-published drawings from the Hogarth archives, and completely redesigned, this award-winning reference explores the expressive structure of the human form…  See more details below

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Praised by critics and teachers alike for more than 40 years, Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy is recognized worldwide as the classic text on artistic anatomy. Now revised, expanded to include 65 never-before-published drawings from the Hogarth archives, and completely redesigned, this award-winning reference explores the expressive structure of the human form specifically from the artist's, rather than the medical anatomist's, point of view. The 350 remarkable illustrations -- 150 now in full color -- explain the proportions and anatomical details of male and female figures in motion and at rest, always stressing the living form in space. Meticulous diagrams and fascinating action studies examine the rhythmic relationship of muscles and their effect upon surface forms. Still other drawings help artists understand foreshortening and how to establish the figure convincingly in deep space. In addition, the text provides a historical overview that includes works by Michelangelo, Picasso, and other master artists. Dynamic Anatomy presents a comprehensive, detailed study of the human figure as artistic anatomy. By emphasizing the relationship of mass to movement, this time-honored book goes far beyond the factual and technical elements of anatomy to give readers the practical methods they need to draw human figures that come alive on paper.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823015511
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1990
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.97(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

BURNE HOGARTH (1911–1996), hailed as the “Michaelangelo of the comic strip,” was one of the most iconic cartoonists and influential arts educators of the twentieth century and remains so today. After attending the Chicago Art Institute and Academy of Fine Arts at the age of fifteen, Hogarth began an illustrious career in arts education, fine arts, illustration, advertising, and comics, and became recognized as one of the earliest creators of the graphic novel. Best known for his innovative illustrations of the syndicated Sunday Tarzan, Hogarth broke fresh ground in the newspaper comic strip by combining classicism, expressionism, and narrative in 
a powerful, new way.

As cofounder of the School of Visual Arts—one of the world’s leading art schools—he brought his unique approach to art into the classroom. His passionate lectures on anatomy and art history formed the foundation for The Burne Hogarth® Dynamic Drawing Series that continues to teach and influence artists and animators worldwide.

Hogarth’s art has been exhibited in many important galleries around the world including the Louvre in the Museé des Arts Décoratifs and Marseilles’ Bibliothèque. He traveled the world throughout his life receiving numerous international awards and accolades.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a student of computer animation, i am constantly looking for references to assist me in my modeling, for both my cg and maquettes. Holgarth wonderfully breakdowns the three-dimensional human form on two-dimensional space. I found this book as one of my most useful references.