The Book of a Hundred Hands
ISBN: 048622709X
EAN13: 9780486227092
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 1, 1971
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 9.1" L x 6.5" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Mr. Bridgman states unequivocally in his introduction that before preparing this book he had not discovered a single volume devoted exclusively to the depicting of the hand. Apparently Mr. Bridgman has appreciated what few others have felt--the human hand's great capacity for expression and the care that the artist must take to realize it. The hand changes with the age of the person, is shaped differently according to sex, reflects the type of work to which it is put, the physical health, and even the emotions of the person. To represent these distinguishing features, to capture the expressiveness of a particular pair of hands, the artist must understand the construction, anatomy, formation, and function of the hand.
There is probably no better instructor to turn to for this understanding than Mr. Bridgman, a well-respected artist who for nearly 50 years lectured and taught at the Art Students League of New York. In this volume, a full text is accompanied by many illustrations depicting virtually every aspect and posture of the human hand. He first considers the back view of the hand, the wrist bones, the tendons, the muscles, the hand bones, the arch, and the veins; and then those of the palm. Throughout he pictures the musculature at work beneath the surface of the skin. He continues by showing how the muscles operate on the thumb side and on the little finger Read More chevron_right

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