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"The artist studies anatomy in order that he may the better understand what the form of the figure is. Not infrequently he finds, however, that his anatomy has not helped him very much. He finds that it asserts itself in a manner which does not improve his work.... But there can be little doubt that the student needs something different at a certain stage of his career. He wants to be helped with his form and his construction, and to help him effectually the subject must be approached from a draughtsman's standpoint. It is with the hope of fulfilling such a purpose that the present work is issued."

Figure Drawing by Richard G. Hatton is a practical text for the student of figure drawing, approaching the subject in the classical style by teaching anatomy as applied to rendering the human form. Profusely illustrated, primarily with line drawings, as well as etchings and photos. Major sections of the book are arranged around the parts of the human body, starting with a general introduction in Method and Proportion followed by The Head and the Neck, The Trunk, The Arm, The Lower Limb, and Drapery. With over 300 illustrations, mostly sketched by the author, the text can be used for home study by the art student. Richard George Hatton (1864-1926) was an honorary member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (A.R.C.A).

Book publisher: Chapman And Hall, Ltd., London
Book copyright: 1910
Book edition: Original British edition; “Sixth Thousand” printing on title page. Not the Dover reprint of 1965.
Pages: 350 (372 bound pages)
Size: 5.5″ x 8-5/8″
Dust jacket: No
Illustrations: ~375 line drawings, etchings, photos
Back matter: 6 pages, catalog of art books by the publisher
Digital edition © 2006 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved

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