Figure Drawing The Structural Anatomy and Expressive Design of the Human Form

ISBN-10: 0136031919

ISBN-13: 9780136031918

Edition: 7th 2011

Authors: Nathan Goldstein

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Providing a concise but comprehensive survey of all matters pertaining to drawing the human figure, this well-illustrated and accurate guide demonstrates the interplay of structure, anatomy, design, and expression in sound figure drawing. This text shows how the integration of these four factors is essential in drawing the figure in a compelling and lucid manner.
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Book details

List price: $170.60
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

The Evolution of Intent
Major Factors and Concepts in Figure Drawing
Some Common Denominators
The Emergence of Interpretive Figure Drawing
The Structural Factor
The Figure As a Structure
Some General Observations
A Planar Approach to Human Form
The Interjoining of Planes and Masses
Structure and Value
Structural Supports and Suspensions in the Figure
Structural Aspects of Foreshortening
Seeing Shape, Direction, and Edge
Structural Aspects of the Draped Figure and Its Environment
Suggested Exercises
The Anatomical Factor
The Skeleton
Some General Observations
Bones of the Skull
Bones of the Spinal Column
Bones of the Rib Cage
Bones of the Shoulder Girdle
Bones of the Pelvis
Bones of the Arm
Bones of the Leg
Skeletal Proportions
The Skeleton in Figure Drawing
Suggested Exercises
The Anatomical Factor
The Muscles
Some General Observations
Muscles of the Head
Surface Forms of the Head
Muscles of the Neck
Muscles of the Torso
Muscles of the Arm
Muscles of the Leg
Skin and Fat
Further Observations on Surface Forms
Suggested Exercises
The Design Factor
The Relational Content of Figure Drawing
Some General Observations
The Visual Elements
Line
Value
Shape
Volume
Texture
The Elements in Action
Direction
Rhythm
Handling or Character
Location and Proximity
Subdivision
Visual Weight
Tension
Figurative Influences
Examples of Relational Activities in Figure Drawing
Anatomy as an Agent of Design
The Figure and the Environment
Suggested Exercises
The Expressive Factor
The Emotive Content of Figure Drawing
Some General Observations
The Expression Inherent in the Elements
Distortion
The Expressive Role of the Medium
Examples of Expression in Figure Drawing
Suggested Exercises
The Factors Interacting
Some Examples
Differing Formulas
The Pathologies of Figure Drawing
Perceptual Defects
Organizational Defects
Expressive Defects
The Role of Media in Expression
In Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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