Complete Guide to Life Drawing

Search Press - It is the ultimate reference book, a most inspirational guide and above all it offers everything you ever needed to know, essential advice on anatomy, including tips on simple ways to get it right, help with easy drawing methods and many different examples of the drawn figure. It is important to understand how the body works and detailed sections show hands, faces, feet, limbs and much more.

. Search Press UK. This fantastic book is all you need if you want to start drawing the figure, or if you want to develop your life drawing skills. A complete course, packed with instruction and profusely illustrated.





The Human Figure: An Anatomy for Artists

Penguin Books - Every artist who wishes to reach the peak of his or her profession, sculptor, commercial artist, must have a good grounding in the construction of the human figure, or painter, illustrator, whether a draftsman, however abstract is his or her final approach. In addition, hands, torso, legs, the drawings in detail of all parts of the figure in repose and movement -- the head, arms, and feet -- form a complete guide to the accurate depiction of this most difficult of all subjects, the human figure.

Never before have such superb examples of the complete bone and muscle structure, including the principal movements of the joints, been presented for the use of the student and practicing artist. It contains more than 250 illustrations of the human body. Not only can the reader learn the essential characteristics of every part of the human body, but can refer again to the illustrations of details that will help rectify specific drawing problems.

The Human Figure: An Anatomy for Artists - This anatomy book for artists is an invaluable quick reference guide on both the construction and the outward appearance of the male and female figures.





Believing Is Seeing: Creating the Culture of Art

Penguin Books - Probing beyond the rhetorical surface of standard art histories and drawing on a panoramic array of illustrative material, Mary Anne Staniszewski throws a fresh light on individual works and the often mystifying criteria by which they are valued. Why are the paleolithic venus of willendorf, michelangelo's sistine chapel frescoes, strictly speaking, and marcel duchamp's ready-made urinal all considered works of art? Why, is a Cindy Sherman photograph more "art-like" than a Da Vinci portrait? How did the painters and sculptors of the Renaissance see their creations? And who decides what art is today? In the tradition of Marshall McLuhan and John Berger, this learned and deliciously subversive book gives us a new way of seeing our artistic heritage.

Believing is seeing is a work of multicultural scope and glittering intelligence that bridges the gulf between classical Japanese painting and the films of Spike Lee, between high theory and pop culture.





Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction

Penguin Books - Every business, every artist, every person looking to promote themselves and their work wants to know what makes some works so successful while others disappear. Hit makers is a magical mystery tour through the last century of pop culture blockbusters and the most valuable currency of the twenty-first century—people’s attention.

In hit makers, derek thompson investigates: ·       the secret link between espn's sticky programming and the the weeknd's catchy choruses ·       why facebook is today’s most important newspaper ·       how advertising critics predicted donald trump ·       the 5th grader who accidentally launched "rock around the clock, reboots, " the biggest hit in rock and roll history ·       how barack Obama and his speechwriters think of themselves as songwriters ·       How Disney conquered the world—but the future of hits belongs to savvy amateurs and individuals ·       The French collector who accidentally created the Impressionist canon ·       Quantitative evidence that the biggest music hits aren’t always the best ·       Why almost all Hollywood blockbusters are sequels, and adaptations ·       Why one year--1991--is responsible for the way pop music sounds today ·       Why another year --1932--created the business model of film ·       How data scientists proved that “going viral” is a myth ·       How 19th century immigration patterns explain the most heard song in the Western Hemisphere .

Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction - Shattering the sentimental myths of hit-making that dominate pop culture and business, Thompson shows quality is insufficient for success, nobody has "good taste, " and some of the most popular products in history were one bad break away from utter failure. And library journal“This book picks up where The Tipping Point left off.

Adam grant, wharton professor and new york times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKENothing “goes viral. If you think a popular movie, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today’s crowded media environment, song, you’re missing the real story.





Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist

Oxford University Press - Other unique features are sections on the types of human physique, an orientation on racial anatomy, anatomy from birth to old age, and an analysis of facial expressions. It includes sections on bones, muscles, proportion, surface anatomy, equilibrium, and locomotion. The wealth of information offered by the Atlas ensures its place as a classic for the study of the human form.

Stephen rogers peck's atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist remains unsurpassed as a manual for students.





Figure Drawing: Design and Invention

Michael Hampton - Figure drawing: design and Invention is an instructional figure drawing book geared towards the novice and experienced artist alike. Fourth printing, September 2011. In addition, this book focuses very strongly on practical usage, making sure the artist is able to assimilate the steps presented here into a cohesive working process.

This book emphasizes a simplified understanding of surface anatomy, facilitate invention, in order to clarify the mechanics of the figure, and ultimately create a skill-set that can be successfully applied to other media.





The Complete Guide to Anatomy for Artists & Illustrators: Drawing the Human Form

Search Press 9781782213581 - Bammes goes on to explore in depth the human skeleton and musculature; the proportions of the body; the static and dynamic laws of posture and movement; body language; and the interrelationships of the various elements of the body. Search. Based on the most recent german edition and faithful to the original, including work by the author himself, it contains over 1200 photographs, diagrams and drawings, and spans over 500 pages.

Now, both new and experienced english-speaking artists and illustrators can benefit from the vast body of knowledge accumulated and lovingly presented by Professor Bammes in his acclaimed work. This comprehensive guide begins with the history of human anatomy for artists, and its influence on the development of the artistic visualisation of the body.

The Complete Guide to Anatomy for Artists & Illustrators: Drawing the Human Form - Having undergone numerous editions since it was first published and still much in demand today, the first ever English translation of the complete work, this, has been long awaited. Through his systematic and practical approach to teaching, the reader will acquire an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and the ways in which it can be used to express the human form in art.

Originally published in german in 1964, Professor Gottfried Bammes Die Gestalt des Menschen is still considered the definitive guide to drawing the human form.





Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters

Watson-Guptill - A book whose sales have not diminished but rather increased dramatically since its publication 45 years ago, this bestselling classic is the ultimate manual of drawing taught by the late Robert Beverly Hale, who’s famed lectures and classes at New York City’s Art Student League captivated artists and art educators from around the world.

Faithfully producing and methodically analyzing 100 master drawings—including works of Michelangelo, Goya, position and thrust, mass, Rodin, light and planes, and Rembrandt among others—Hale shows how these artists tackled basic problems such as line, Leonardo da Vinci, and anatomy. Search. Watson-guptill books-Drawing Lessons From The Great Masters.

Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters - Throughout, also, is commentary that sheds light on the creative process of drawing and offers deep insight into the unsurpassed achievements of the masters. With detailed analytical captions and diagrams, every lesson is clearly delineated and illustrated.





Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form

Oxford University Press - In addition, magnetic resonance imaging, and cut cadavers, numerous cross sections, made with reference to CT scans, trace the forms of all body regions and individual muscles. In this, the most up-to-date and fully illustrated guide available, scientific model-maker, Eliot Goldfinger--sculptor, and lecturer on anatomy--presents a single, all-inclusive reference to human form, illustrator, capturing everything artists need in one convenient volume.

Five years in the making, this guide offers more views of each bone and muscle than any other book ever published: every structure that creates or influences surface form is individually illustrated in clear, and featuring hundreds of photos and illustrations, carefully lit photographs and meticulous drawings.

Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form - This feature helps place the details of anatomy within the overall context of the figure. Search. The power of the image of the nude--the expressivity of the flesh--has inspired artists from the beginning. Oxford university Press USA. Anatomy makes the figure. No longer will working artists have to search high and low to find the information they need.

Informed by the detailed study of both live models and cadavers, it includes numerous unique presentations of surface structures--such as fat pads, veins, and genitalia--and of some muscles never before photographed. Finally, head, an invaluable chapter on the artistic development of basic forms shows in a series of sculptures the evolution of the figure, and hands from basic axes and volumes to more complex organic shapes.





Operative Design: A Catalog of Spatial Verbs

BIS Publishers - Examples of these verbs are expand, inflate, embed, wist, nest, lift, merge and many more. Search. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective spatial design. Oxford university Press USA. Operative Design.

Watson-guptill books-Drawing Lessons From The Great Masters. Together they form a visual dictionary decoding the syntax of spatial verbs. The core idea for this book is the use of operative verbs as tools for designing space. As instructors and as recent graduates, they saw a need for this kind of catalogue from both sides - as a reference manual applicable to design students in all stages of their studies, as well as a teaching tool for instructors to help students understand the strong spatial potential of abstract operations.

Operative Design: A Catalog of Spatial Verbs - The verbs are illustrated with three-dimensional diagrams and pictures of designs which show the verbs 'in action'. This approach was devised, tested, and applied to architectural studio instruction by Anthony Di Mari and Nora Yoo while teaching at Harvard University's Career Discovery Program in Architecture in 2010





Artistic Anatomy: The Great French Classic on Artistic Anatomy

Watson-Guptill - The english-language edition, brings together the nineteenth century's greatest teacher of artistic anatomy, Paul Richer, Robert Beverly Hale, first published 35 years ago, and the twentieth century's most renowned teacher of anatomy and figure drawing, who translated and edited the book for the modern reader.

Operative Design. Search. Artistic anatomy is widely acknowledged to be the greatest book of its kind since the Renaissance. The original french edition, braque, now a rare collector's item, Degas, Bazille, was published in 1889 and was probably used as a resource by Renoir, and many others. Watson-guptill books-Drawing Lessons From The Great Masters.

Artistic Anatomy: The Great French Classic on Artistic Anatomy - Watson-Guptill. Now watson-guptill is proud to reissue this dynamic classic with an anniversary sticker, sure to inspire drawing students well into our century. Oxford university Press USA.