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.
|Product dimensions:||8.54(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.65(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
|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|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
99% of the time, when the wannabe artist,comic book illustrator or similar art geek asks 'what book should I get" this book, or Hogarths Dynamic Figure Drawing, will be one of the top 5 mentioned. Nothing less than a landmark in art education, Dynamic Anatomy it an essential comanion piece to Dynamic figure drawing and any of Hogarth's other works. Another 'buy before food' artists book.
This is an incredible resource for artists, especially illustrators and drawers. There is a full range of angles and views provided; anything you're looking for help with, you'll find. Not only is there an abundance of images to reference (some even listing the names of each individual muscle) but there are guides that actually teach you the way to draw body forms 'from scratch'. The quality of my drawing significantly improved once I started referencing this book, and I've used it extensively -- both for art and for my anatomy class!
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.