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Human Anatomy for Artists : The Elements of Form

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Eliot Goldfinger, a realistic sculptor and instructor of human and animal anatomy, has designed and written a reference work for artists and art students on the visual and descriptive components of human anatomy. The format is simple and accessible; all information about one aspect of a topic is set forth on facing pages. For example, the anterior leg muscle is illustrated in a series of precise anatomical drawings and well-lit photos, with text on origin, insertion, action, structure, and how it relates to creating surface form directly opposite the pictures. Unique to this book are photographs of a series of sculptures which show the basic volumes of the figure, revealing the basic principle of the dynamic between the form units of the body. No other artistic anatomy book is so well organized, detailed, and clearly rendered, and its illustrations are of exceptional quality.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 234 x 320 x 28mm | 1,599.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • frontispiece, numerous halftones and line drawings
  • 0195052064
  • 9780195052060
  • 66,826

About Eliot Goldfinger

Eliot Goldfinger, a renowned sculptor and illustrator, developed the anatomy program at The New York Academy of Art and has been an instructor at The Art Student's League in New York City.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; Skeleton; Muscles; Surface Structures; Proportion; Mass Conceptions/Geometry; Bibliography; Indexshow more

Review quote

`This is a learned and exceptionally thorough work which provides a definitive, copiously illustrated and highly accessible reference guide specifically for the artist ... the author has compiled and up-to-date single volume on artistic anatomy currently available ... Human Anatomy for Artists will, I am sure, prove an invaluable source of reference to all those interested in figurative art.' Oliver Lange, The Artist `this is a very thorough anatomical reference book designed specifically for artists' Artists Newletter, August 1992 `there are so many [other] useful benefits that this book is within an affordable range for young professional illustrators ... It is an extremely informative book and one which would remain a source of knowledge for years to come.' MAA News, April 1992show more

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`there are so many [other] useful benefits that this book is within an affordable range for young professional illustrators ... It is an extremely informative book and one which would remain a source of knowledge for years to come.' MAA News, April 1992show more

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