A staple of art instruction, this book is the most concise and accessible guide to accurately depicting the human body. Its illustrations and cross-sections offer examples of human skeletal and muscular substructures and details of individual body parts, helping students achieve the most precise visual re-creation of human form and motion.
Subjects include the skeleton, the coverings and regions of the body, the upper and lower extremities, movements of the joints, the trunk, and the head and neck. Additional topics encompass expression and gesture, differences of size and proportion in the sexes, and growth, development, and measurements. More than 130 detailed figures appear throughout the text, in addition to thirty-one plates.