Complete Guide to Drawing from Life

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9780806950006: Complete Guide to Drawing from Life

Bridgman’s classic, essential guide—with more than 1,000 drawings and 22 expert lessons on mastering the human figure from every angle—is now completely redesigned!
Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life combines six well-known books by celebrated artist and lecturer George A. Bridgman, who taught figure and anatomy drawing at New York City's Art Students League. This fifth edition preserves Bridgman’s comprehensive, unequalled lessons and original sketches but repackages it with a new eye-catching cover that distinguishes it from the competition. In addition, the interior art has been cleaned and the design freshened in two-color. In its sleek new format, this authoritative volume is sure to continue as one of the premier figure-drawing publications of all time.

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George B. Bridgman (1865–1943) was a celebrated Canadian-American artist and lecturer who taught figure and anatomy drawing for many years at New York City’s Art Students League. His previous books, assembled in this volume, separately garnered significant popularity and respect within the artistic community, and they continue to post strong sales.

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It's rare to find good, comprehensive books on drawing the anatomy. Each of these the first, the return of a classic; the second, a focused study; and the third, lessons from the masters deserves a place on library shelves. Bridgman was a legendary teacher at New York's Art Students' League. There, he originated a system of drawing known as "constructive anatomy." In 1952, his seven books on anatomy were gathered into one volume, which became a standard work at art schools and universities. Published now for the first time in paperback, it holds up as an indispensable volume, with more than 200 illustrations of hands and hundreds of images of arms, shoulders, heads, torsos, legs, knees, and feet. Fairley's book concentrates on those troublesome extremities hands and feet. Sketchbook exercises are followed by eight detailed painting demonstrations in watercolor, oil, and other media. Fairley then continues on to portraits in which variations in age, skin tone, composition, mood, and movement are integrated. Advanced students will find Hale and Coyle's Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters a rich source of inspiration. Hale, like Bridgman, was one of the great teachers at the Art Students' League. His student, Coyle, gathered together Hale's famous lectures to produce this compendium. Hale drew on principles found in 100 masterpieces by such artists as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Raphael, D?rer, Titian, and Rembrandt. In 1995, Giovanni Civardi's trilogy Drawing Human Anatomy (Sterling, 1995), Drawing the Female Nude (Sterling, 1995), and Drawing the Male Nude (LJ 3/15/96. o.p.) reached a high standard for good, basic books in this genre. These three surpass Civardi's works and are highly recommended for serious artists and comprehensive library collections.
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Editore: HarperCollins Distribution Services (1972)
ISBN 10: 0806950005 ISBN 13: 9780806950006
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1972. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Revised edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0806950005

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