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An atlas of anatomy for artists Hardcover – January 1, 1957


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; 3rd edition (1957)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006AVD28
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,272,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There was some highlighting in the book but it's OK, still very usable.
Sue Fandel
This book has to be the most useful book I ever bought while I was a student.
Gail Willis
I needed this for a drawing class and it was really helpful and easy to use.
Jill Avery

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 15, 2002
Format: Paperback
I'm not amazed that this book is still in publication. I bought the first press back in 1981 while still a junior in high school on the advice of Joe Kubert to study anatomy. It still sits in my reference today. The wealth of information that it contains should make this book cost more. The plates from Leonardo, the hand section, the muscle groups,on and on and on. This is the must have. You will not be disappointed.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Staples on November 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
I use this book constantly for both drawing and sculpting. There is enough variety that I don't really need to reference any other books.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Gail Willis on April 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
I bought this book almost ten years ago for a drawing class I took. I still use it today for reference. This book has to be the most useful book I ever bought while I was a student. I have never gone back to my math or science books. But I always go back to this book. Buy it you won't regret it.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 26, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book contains blurry reproductions of master drawings (Michelangelo, etc.), crudely executed original drawings, hard-to-read text, and at least one error in labelling. Better artistic anantomy books are out there. Three books come to mind: Paul Richer's Artistic Anatomy (from which some of the best drawings in Schider are taken), Eliot Goldfinger's Human Anatomy for Artists, and Stephen Rogers Peck's Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
While this book has many great features, it is a product of its time. I like that in addition to the standard diagrams typical of this type of reference, it contains photographs detailing unique features, expressions and activities such as hands playing the violin and working with various tools. Unfortunately the photographic technology of the 1940's leaves much to be desired most of the photographs lack the quality and resolution to really be useful and many of the motion studies appear to be reproduced proof sheets rather than high quality detailed prints.

Not a bad book, but I would probably look for a second hand volume rather than buying it new.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Triple on May 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
I have been doing studies out of this book for several months and it has proven itself useful many times over in helping me learn the subtleties of human gross anatomy. The additional plates are useful in that they give you different styles to look at and evaluate. It may be outdated today, having first appeared over fifty years ago, but as a beginner this has only made it more comforting.

I would hesitate to call this, or any one anatomy book, a definitive one, but it is a good choice to tote around since it's relatively small and comprehensive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Jackie on November 8, 2010
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This book was my required textbook from my college art class over a decade ago, but I still reference every now and then. It's not the best in terms of organization and cohesion. It's similar to a medical illustration book combined with photographs of anatomy and Old Masters' drawings. This is not a technique or how-to-draw book, but a good book to supplement your other illustration books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keira Dennies on January 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is a very excellent source for any kind of artist who wants to learn anatomy. It starts at the basics (bone structure/skeleton) and works up through muscle and outer anatomy like skin. Although there are no words accompanying the sketches and diagrams - aside from captions - they are very clear and easy to comprehend. However, most of the pictures are of developed, athelete's muscles instead of "average" or even "below average" muscle build. It also does not include diagrams (only photos) of younger human anatomy (i.e. teenagers and young adults). Overall, this book is very handy to have around, especially if you're starting to get serious about your art.
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