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An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists

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"Highly recommended as one of the very few books on the subject worthy of being used an an authoritative guide." — Design
"Illustrators, sculptors, and taxidermists who draw or model animals will welcome this new revised edition." — Natural History

Here are 288 remarkably lifelike drawings of animals, furnishing artists and students with an easy-to-follow method of instructi
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Paperback, 151 pages
Published June 1st 1956 by Dover Publications (first published January 1st 1949)
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Mace
Dec 02, 2014 Mace rated it it was amazing
This book is (obviously) similar to the "Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist" because it gives images of the skeletal structure and even muscular structure of several different animals (including: horse, dog, lion, cow and several other animals covered briefly. Anatomy structure is very important when drawing a human figure or an animal! Anytime I am drawing a certain animal I use this book as reference, even if there is not a specific animal included, this book has a good basis to start from.
Emmeline Dobson
Mar 31, 2015 Emmeline Dobson rated it really liked it
Pictorial break-downs of skeletons and musculature, including close-ups of eg. paws, hooves... for several animals. Horse, dog and lion have greater focus than others. User needs to have some handle on how to use this resource as it does not contain tips on its use for beginners.
Emma
Oct 31, 2007 Emma rated it really liked it
This book is an excellent anatomical reference for drawing animals, but there's a lot more on some animals than others.

There's a lot more information on horses than anything else, but there is still a wealth of information on dogs, lions, deer and cattle. There are also a few extra plates of housecats, bats, monkeys, rabbits and others seemingly thrown into the back as an afterthought.

Still an excellent resource.
Hannah
Jun 28, 2007 Hannah rated it liked it
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An absolute must for anyone interested in drawing animals! Almost all other decent animal anatomy books I've seen reprint images from this volume because they are so useful and accurate, so why not get them direct from the source in this large-format, inexpensive paperback?
Liston Morris
Mar 21, 2008 Liston Morris rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Liston by: Marshall Vandruff
This is one of the best reference books for animal anatomy that I've ever seen. There are hundreds of drawings of cows, cats, horses and more. I look to this book often.
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