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The Energetic Line in Figure Drawing

by Alon Bement Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Well-crafted and class-tested, this guide by a noted instructor features more text than typical art instruction books. Ample illustrations accompany 30 detailed lessons that particularly stress the depiction...

Human Anatomy for Art Students

by Ralph Thompson & Sir Alfred Fripp Dover Publications (June 15, 2012)

Covers the skeleton, the regions of the body, extremities, joints, the trunk, and the head and neck, in addition to expression and gesture. More than 130 detailed figures plus 31 plates.

Figure Drawing

by Richard G. Hatton Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Accessible guide approaches figure drawing from a draftsman's perspective. Covers all aspects of sketching the human form, with 377 figures depicting nudes of both sexes and all ages from many angles.

The Male and Female Figure in Motion: 60 Classic Photographic Sequences

by Eadweard Muybridge Dover Publications (March 15, 2012)

Sixty of the best, most representative sequences from original 5,000 prints. Taken at speeds up to 1/6000th of a second, incredibly precise images show undraped male and female subjects in many activities.

Albinus on Anatomy

by Robert Beverly Hale & Terence Coyle Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

All 80 of the great 18th-century descriptive anatomist's original copperplate engravings, containing over 230 individual illustrations, of the muscles and bones of the human body are rendered individually and...

Animal Drawing: Anatomy and Action for Artists

by Charles Knight Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

A master of animal portraiture presents an extensive course in creating lifelike drawings of wild and domestic creatures. Subjects include animal musculature, bone structure, psychology, movements, habits, and...

An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists

by W. Ellenberger & Francis A. Davis Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Enlarged edition of a classic reference features clear directions for drawing horses, dogs, cats, lions, cattle, deer, and other creatures. Covers muscles, skeleton, and full external views. 288 illustrations....

An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists

by Fritz Schider Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Schider's complete, historical text is accompanied by a wealth of anatomical illustrations, plus a variety of plates showcasing master artists and their classic works on anatomy. 593 illustrations.

Art Students' Anatomy

by Edmond J. Farris Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Long-time favorite in art schools. Basic elements, common positions, and actions. Full text, 158 illustrations.

Anatomy for Artists

by Reginald Marsh Dover Publications (June 28, 2012)

Anatomy in great masters simplified, with 95 Marsh drawings not seen elsewhere. Full text, over 200 illustrations.

The Human Form in Art

by Adolphe Armand Braun Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

This dramatic compilation of 166 studies — photographs, line drawings, and sculptures — serves as both an exhilarating exhibition and an important reference for anatomy, proportion, and motion.

A Handbook of Anatomy for Art Students

by Arthur Thomson Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

Skeletal structure, muscles, heads, special features. Exhaustive text, anatomical figures, undraped photos. Male and female. 337 illustrations.

Animal Painting and Anatomy

by W. Frank Calderon Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Useful information on important anatomical features, directions on how to handle subjects, and how to express their forms and postures. 224 illustrations.

The Anatomy of the Horse

by George Stubbs Dover Publications (June 08, 2012)

This masterpiece of animal anatomy contains 36 plates that reproduce Stubbs' etchings. Based on the artist's own dissections and outline views, the illustrations feature extensive explanatory text. Full reproduction...

One Hundred Figure Drawings

by George B. Bridgman Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Compiled by a famous teacher, this splendid gallery is geared toward intermediate-level students. Its complete and detailed drawings feature a tremendous variety of styles, poses, and techniques.

Drawing the Draped Figure

by George B. Bridgman Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

One of the foremost drawing teachers shows how to render 7 different kinds of folds: pipe, zigzag, spiral, half-lock, diaper pattern, drop, and inert. 200 black-and-white illustrations.

Fifty Figure Drawings

by George B. Bridgman Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

These black-and-white illustrations represent the best of early 20th century American life drawing, offering exquisite examples of differing styles, techniques, and artistic expressions. An inspiring, invaluable...

The Complete Guide to Artistic Anatomy

by John C.L. Sparkes Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

A valuable resource for practicing artists, this systematic presentation explores the depiction of bones and muscles, both in detail and in larger groups. Captions and extensive descriptions. 49 full-page plates,...

Drawing the Female Form

by George B. Bridgman & Ben Pinchot Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Bridgman's excellent photographs and progressive drawings provide students and other beginning artists with a suitable alternative to the use of costly live models for drawing exercises and studies of musculature...

Human Anatomy for Artists: A New Edition of the 1849 Classic with CD-ROM

by J. Fau Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

This rare 1849 volume features 105 highly detailed and finely executed black-and-white lithographs. A beautiful browsing book and a valuable resource for artists, it includes a CD-ROM with every image.

The Human Figure

by John H. Vanderpoel Dover Publications (March 27, 2012)

Classic treatment by a master teacher features 430 pencil and charcoal illustrations depicting fundamental features of human anatomy. Topics include shading, curvature, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension,...

The Book of a Hundred Hands

by George B. Bridgman Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

The legendary Art Students League of New York teacher offers 100 fine drawings and in-depth instruction in this guide to drawing virtually every aspect and posture of the human hand.

Anatomy: A Complete Guide for Artists

by Joseph Sheppard Dover Publications (January 07, 2013)

In this superb guidebook, a master of figure drawing shows readers in precise detail how to render human anatomy convincingly. Over 460 illustrations reveal the structure of the body.

Drawing the Living Figure

by Joseph Sheppard Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

Innovative approach to artistic anatomy focuses on specifics of surface anatomy, rather than muscles and bones. 177 drawings of live models in front, back, and side views, and in widely varying poses.