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This first title in Barron's brand-new, instructive, and profusely illustrated series can be used as a self-teaching manual for ambitious amateur artists or as a textbook in art classrooms. After a brief introduction on the history of anatomy in art, it offers a detailed analysis of the human skeleton, muscles, bones, joints, and body proportions of human figures in standi ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published by Parragon Inc (first published 2002)
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Jan 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: drawing-books
This book teaches Anatomy more than art. However, it's insufficient when one is looking for anatomical details.

The best part of this book is how the bones and muscles of each part of the body are well illustrated and labeled.

It makes a v.good reference for those who are interested in drawing realistic human figures.
Apryl Anderson
Nice large, clear photos of body parts and basic, basic, basic 'how to draw' tips. The details are rendered with a photographic realism... and the more I drew my way deeper into the book, the more I was troubled by the characters. Finally, it dawned on me that these are not people, they're androids! I don't want to learn anatomy of perfect, spotless bodies--I need to be observing real people.

Fortunately, I picked this up off the sale table on a visit to the USA, so it's not a great loss. For the
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