Stephen Rogers Peck shows us how to think about the proportions and concepts of the body. This is one of the most valuable tools we can have in our artists’ toolkit. It is not enough to simply know the parts of the body in isolation. We must have some concept of how they relate to each other. More than anyone else, Peck shows us how to make those comparisons so the body starts to fit together into a singular self-referential unit. This is a brilliant book with tons of shorthand drawings.
From the publisher: “Stephen Rogers Peck’s Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist remains unsurpassed as a manual for students. It includes sections on bones, muscles, surface anatomy, proportion, equilibrium, and locomotion. Other unique features are sections on the types of human physique, anatomy from birth to old age, an orientation on racial anatomy, and an analysis of facial expressions. The wealth of information offered by the Atlas ensures its place as a classic for the study of the human form.”