Dynamic Anatomy

Dynamic Anatomy

By Burne Hogarth

Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823015528, 255pp.

Publication Date: May 2003

Praised by critics and teachers alike for more than 40 years, Burne Hogarth's "Dynamic Anatomy" is recognized worldwide as the classic, indispensable text on artistic anatomy. Now revised, expanded, and completely redesigned with 75 never-before-published drawings from the Hogarth archives and 24 pages of new material, this award-winning reference explores the expressive structure of the human form from the artist's point of view.
The 400 remarkable illustrations explain the anatomical details of male and female figures in motion and at rest, always stressing the human form in space. Meticulous diagrams and fascinating action studies examine the rhythmic relationship of muscles and their effect upon surface forms. The captivating text is further enhanced by the magnificent figure drawings of such masters as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rodin, Picasso, and other great artists.
"Dynamic Anatomy" presents a comprehensive, detailed study of the human figure as artistic anatomy. This time-honored book goes far beyond the factual elements of anatomy, providing generations of new artists with the tools they need to make the human figure come alive on paper.

About the Author
Hogarth enjoyed a remarkable career that spanned more than 60 years and engaged him in the worlds of fine art, illustration, advertising, art education, and publishing. He is a cofounder of the School of Visual Arts in New York.