[📖PDF] The Human Machine

The Human Machine

What is the difference between art anatomy and Bridgman's concept of the human machine? The human machine is the body as not only a fixed framework but also as a complex work of art which moves and was designed to move.
In over 400 drawings, George B. Bridgman demonstrates the machine through the presentations which made him a gifted lecturer and teacher in his nearly fifty years at the Art Students League in New York and which gave life to drawings by his many students during those years. All skeletal and muscular systems are fully identified, and all are shown in front, back, and side views.
The Human Machine begins with the framework of bones. In each section (head, neck, hand, arm, forearm, elbow, trunk, shoulder, back, scapular region, pelvis, hip, thigh, leg, knee, foot, and toe as well as the combinations of the major sections working together), George Bridgman starts with the skeletal components of the system; then he adds the muscles, shows the changes in the muscles as the body moves and, finally, shows the appearance of the bodily section in action. At the title implies, Bridgman, throughout, supplements his anatomical work with comparative drawings of simple machines. The anatomical approach to figure drawing is the foundation for the study of human form, and as in his other books on figure drawing, Bridgman's Life Drawing and The Book of a Hundred Hands, Bridgman's approach to the subject is important and unique. The Human Machine will give students and serious artists the conception of the human structure as the complex of beautiful machines it is, and will show how bone and muscle structures are solely responsible for our movements and for the shapes which we, at various times, display.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0486211045
ISBN 13: 9780486211046

01 Jun 1973
George B. Bridgman

ISBN 10: 0486227081
ISBN 13: 9780486227085

01 Jun 1974
George B. Bridgman

ISBN 10: 0486227103
ISBN 13: 9780486227108

01 Jun 1971
George B. Bridgman

ISBN 10: 048622709X
ISBN 13: 9780486227092

01 Jun 1971
George B. Bridgman

ISBN 10: 0486418022
ISBN 13: 9780486418025

09 Aug 2001
George B. Bridgman

ISBN 10: 1454926538
ISBN 13: 9781454926535

30 Nov 2017
George B. Bridgman

ISBN 10: 0857680986
ISBN 13: 9780857680983

31 May 2011
Andrew Loomis

ISBN 10: 0857680978
ISBN 13: 9780857680976

25 Oct 2011
Andrew Loomis

ISBN 10: 0486200825
ISBN 13: 9780486200828

01 Dec 1966
W. Ellenberger

ISBN 10: 1845769287
ISBN 13: 9781845769284

12 Oct 2012
Andrew Loomis

ISBN 10: 0857687603
ISBN 13: 9780857687609

05 Apr 2013
Andrew Loomis

ISBN 10: 0740785508
ISBN 13: 9780740785504

09 Nov 2009
James Gurney