The Human Figure has ratings and 7 reviews. Patrick said: This is not a book to be read in one sitting, at least not for me, as the text is pretty de. This great classic is still unrivalled for its clear, detailed presentation of thousands of fundamental features of the human figure. Every element of the body (such. Results 1 – 30 of The Human Figure by John H. Vanderpoel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at
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The result is the only art instruction book which not only illustrates details of the body but directs your attention at every stage to a host of subtle points of shading, curvature, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension, variations due to extreme age or youth, and both major and minor differences in the structure and representation of the male and female figure. Return to Book Page. Ratings and Reviews Write a review.
Every element of the body such as the overhang of the upper lip; the puckering at the corners of the mouth; the characteristic proportions of the head, trunk, limbs, etc. The Human Figure By: Allen Morse rated it really liked it Feb 26, Kathy rated it vandfrpoel liked it Aug 01, Aug 12, Serge Pierro rated it really liked it Shelves: In Its Relation to Anyone studying art or those who want to strengthen their skills in pencil drawing. This great classic is still unrivalled for its clear, detailed presentation of figjre of fundamental features of the human figure.
It also covers some basic useful anatomy and tonal rendering by understanding light on the form. Paperback Language of text: The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.
The Human Figure
Stephen Workman rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Filomena rated it it was ok Feb 05, Second edition, revised and enlarged. Paperback Books Revised Edition. This is the human figure as the artist, art student, and art teacher must know it in order to avoid many deceptive errors unfortunately common in much modern johm, painting, and illustrative art.
Heikki rated it liked it Aug 19, There is definitely a dry text book style to the writing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Foreword by George Bridgman. Last one Free shipping.
To ask other readers questions about The Human Figureplease sign up. Richard Swanson rated it it was ok Aug 13, Penetrating comments, suggestions on what to look for, with more than drawings.
Ignacio rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Animal Painting and Anatomy. The Human Figure by John H. Every element of the body such as the overhang of the upper lip; the puckering at the corners of the mouth; the characteristic proportions of tge head, trunk, limbs, Jo Anne rated it it was amazing Oct 22, This is a great book for getting a very good grasp and understanding on the construction of the individual features from vandegpoel angles and the on the figure as a whole.
I’m going to have o re-read this in the future. Skip to main content. Trivia About The Human Figure. So this is b must book for anyone drawing the human figure!!!! Transportation Paperback Books Revised Edition. Do yourself a favor and learn from this great master of draftsmanship that is John Vanderpoel.
The Human Figure
Great for life study technique. Michelle Barrett rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Each component of the human body is broken down and explained. The Energetic Line in Figure Drawing.
Comprehensive discussions and drawings cover the eyes; nose, mouth and chin; ear; head, trunk, back and hips; neck, throat, and shoulder; shoulder and arm; hand and wrist; leg; foot; the complete figure; and other interdependent groups of structures. Paperbackpages. Great finished drawings for students to copy. Construct the figure by sharing in the knowledge of a great draftsman.
Revised and enlarged version of the second edition. Even more helpful are the pencil and charcoal drawings that illustrate each feature so that you are, in effect, shown what to look for by a master teacher. This is a classic instruction manual, written by a much beloved artist, who taught at the School of the Chicago Art Institute for thirty years.
A great book with tremendous insight into figure drawing – in particular to the shading of body masses. Want to Read saving…. Nov 11, Patrick Sherriff rated it it was amazing Shelves: Richard rated it liked it Apr 05, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Megan Lightell rated it liked it Jul 01, Explanations are profound and helpful, although sometimes a bit wordy and puzzling, which I see as the single downside of this book BUT that being said, the fantastic drawings and illustrations are what most count!