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Human Anatomy for Art Students


Human Anatomy for Art Students

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"The most concise, accessible guide to rendering the human body in art. Illustrations and cross-sections give readers examples of human skeletal and muscular substructures and details of individual body parts, to enable the most precise visual recreation of human form and motion." 
Material Type: Open Textbook
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 14, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 16, 2013
Submitter: Cathy Swift


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Primary Audience: College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Also available in various other formats.
Language: English
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Avatar for Barb Dougherty
2 years ago

Barb Dougherty (Faculty)

This kind of information is hard to find and very valuable to the artist who wants to draw, paint, sculpt or employ the human figure in art. This is not a book that teaches gesture or method; it provides an understanding of the bones, and muscles that underlie all human poses. The book can be viewed in many formats and is free. Great resource.  The drawings are done with a rather thick line making them appear not to be detailed.  This in the end is helpful to the artist who is not becoming an expert at medicine. It would be helpful if there were more drawings and less explanation in the book.

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Takes some time to download the text, thisbook provides a hard to find resource for artists

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Avatar for Jenny Telrio
4 years ago

Jenny Telrio (Student)

Explains aspects muscles, bones, arteries and more very well. Drawings weren't very detailed as in some anatomy books but are sufficient enough.

~Specific illustrations are easy to find by the Illustration Index.

~Not too many difficult vocabulary words.

~ Gives a pretty thorough overview without too many extraneous details.