Dynamic Anatomy

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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, indispensable text on artistic anatomy. Now revised, expanded, and completely redesigned with 75 never-before-published drawings from the Hogarth archives and 24 pages of new material, this award-winning reference explores the expressive structure of the human form from the artist’s point of view.

The 400 remarkable illustrations explain the ...

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Overview

Praised by critics and teachers alike for more than 40 years, Burne Hogarth’s Dynamic Anatomy is recognized worldwide as the classic, indispensable text on artistic anatomy. Now revised, expanded, and completely redesigned with 75 never-before-published drawings from the Hogarth archives and 24 pages of new material, this award-winning reference explores the expressive structure of the human form from the artist’s point of view.

The 400 remarkable illustrations explain the anatomical details of male and female figures in motion and at rest, always stressing the human form in space. Meticulous diagrams and fascinating action studies examine the rhythmic relationship of muscles and their effect upon surface forms. The captivating text is further enhanced by the magnificent figure drawings of such masters as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rodin, Picasso, and other great artists.

Dynamic Anatomy presents a comprehensive, detailed study of the human figure as artistic anatomy. This time-honored book goes far beyond the factual elements of anatomy, providing generations of new artists with the tools they need to make the human figure come alive on paper.

This award-winning book brilliantly reveals the live, expressive structure of the human form.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823015528
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 5/5/2003
  • Edition description: rev
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 288,264
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Burne Hogarth’s (1911–1996) remarkable career spanned over 60 years. He wore many hats in the worlds of fine art, art education, and art publishing. He is most famous for his internationally syndicated Sunday newspaper color page feature “Tarzan” (1937–1950) and for his illustrated adaptations of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels Tarzan of the Apes and Jungle Tales of Tarzan. A co-founder of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Hogarth remains one of the most influential figures in art education today.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 9
Acknowledgments 12
I The Dualism of Art and Science 15
II Toward the Liberating Criteria of Art 29
III The Figure in Art Historically Developed 43
IV Observations on Changing Proportions 69
V Details of Anatomy 77
VI Nine Principles of Foreshortening 223
Bibliography 248
Index 250
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2005

    Excellent Reference Manual by one of the Masters

    Burne Hogarth, most well-known for his work on the Tarzan comic strip during the middle days of the century, has produced a series of 'Dynamic' reference books. 'Dynamic Anatomy' is among the best of them. Beginning with his lengthy essay on art, the book then moves to structural examinations of the head, chest, arms, legs, face, hands, feet, etc. Hogarth does not present the muscles in specific anatomical detail - instead, he depicts them as pragmatic, generalized shapes, simplifying identification and reproduction. While this is definitely a great resource and has served me well in my art, why it receives 4 stars is that the book is hardly comprehensive, not supplying what would be considered 'standard' angles of view of the body parts in question, and necessitating the purchase of other books to get a full view. Otherwise, a wise choice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2001

    One of my best references

    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.

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