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The Art Student's Guide To The Proportions Of The Human Form [Kindle Edition]

Tom Richardson , Johann Gottfried Shadow
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Book Description

This guide to the proportions of the human form is a reformatted reproduction of the famous but hard to find work by Johann Gottfried Shadow. It includes images of plates engraved by John Sutcliffe from the English translation, and images of the original German plates. The original was a huge book, each plate was 24" by 19" for this version the large plates were photographed to reproduce them on a single page, but also reproduced in sections so they can be seen as large as possible. It includes an introduction, a history of the study of human proportion and a description of the plates plus the original German plates reproduced on single pages. Schadow based based his work on the pioneering work of the Greek Sculptor Polycletus who both wrote a treatise on human proportion and sculpted a figure to illustrate his work. Polycletus was among the creators of classical Greek sculpture, famous for his naturalism.

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Painter and Scenic Artist.

Product Details

  • File Size: 6352 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Tom Richardson (November 3, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003V4B380
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #978,314 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book looks like it was photocopied from a very old and larger book. It would have been very interesting to read except the quality of the print and the small size of the print made it difficult and frustrating to read. I returned my copy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars this is s good text style guide April 16, 2014
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I shared this with my class mates who found it helpful. I would recommend this to anyone who is struggling with proportions
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book is good. August 26, 2012
Contains detailed tech specifications. Its a compilation of lot of text, history..... more words than pics. Overall a Black n white text print book - liked the diagrams. Text font could have been better.
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I am a painter and Scenic Artist (an artist who paints for the stage and for the movies) finding and making these old books available again is an avocation.

I hope you enjoy them, the books are carefully prepared for the clearest possible reproduction and in some cases translated for the English speaking reader. I also provide historical context and background information so today's reader can get all the enjoyment possible out of them.



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