Classic Human Anatomy
The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement
By Valerie L. Winslow
(Watson-Guptill, Hardcover, 9780823024155, 304pp.)
Publication Date: December 23, 2008
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After more than thirty years of research and teaching, artist Valerie Winslow has compiled her unique methods of drawing human anatomy into one groundbreaking volume: Classic Human Anatomy. This long-awaited book provides simple, insightful approaches to the complex subject of human anatomy, using drawings, diagrams, and reader-friendly text. Three major sections–the skeletal form, the muscular form and action of the muscles, and movement–break the material down into easy-to-understand pieces. More than 800 distinctive illustrations detail the movement and actions of the bones and muscles, and unique charts reveal the origins and insertions of the muscles. Packed with an extraordinary wealth of information, Classic Human Anatomy is sure to become a new classic of art instruction.
Valerie I. Winslow has been painting and drawing the human figure for more than three decades. She has taught at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and at the California Institute of Arts. Currently, she teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA.