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The Human Figure: A Source Book for Artists & Designer

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The Pepin Press' THE HUMAN FIGURE features wonderful examples of instructive drawing of the human from the 16th century onwards. Interesting to see is both the change in perception of the 'ideal body' as well as the development of drawing techniques. Particularly instructive in this book is the visual extent, which includes detailed images of bones and complete skeletons, ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Pepin Press
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The Human Figure is a collection of figure drawings from the 18th and 19th century. There are no captions for the drawings so I'm unable to say if they are drawn by any great art masters.

Other than the section from 1769, where the humans — creepy — are without ears, the rest of the book presents some really cool illustrations. They are mainly simple line art, schematic drawings, pencil sketches and some really detailed cross hatch figure drawings, just like the
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Pepin Press is the publishing house of Pepin Van Roojen which specializes in graphic design and textile design.

Books listing "Pepin Press" as the sole author are collections of graphics. Other books published under this imprint have explicit authors.
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