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Master Class in Figure Drawing [Paperback]

Robert Beverly Hale , Terence Coyle
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1 Sep 1991
Robert Beverly Hale was recognized as America's greatest teacher of figure drawing and artistic anatomy, and this book collects his famous lectures to his classes at the Art Students League of New York. The book explores each part of the human body: rib cage, pelvis, upper leg, knee, lower leg, foot, shoulder girdle, upper arm, lower arm, hand, neck, skull, and face. Each significant point in the text is illustrated by a masterpiece of figure drawing. Included are 118 examples by such masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rubens, Durer, Raphael, Tiepolo and others.


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.; New edition edition (1 Sep 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823030148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823030149
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 20.8 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 791,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Master Class 8 Jan 2004
By loz
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There are many beautiful drawings in here by Durer, Da Vinci, Sanzio, Rubens and Cambiaso to name a few. Robert Beverly Hale uses each drawing to get his point across and has really opened my eyes to the structure of the human body – and I can see great improvements in my own work since reading and following this book.
Hale starts off with the rib cage and lead you through every part of the body and talks in terms of massing, planes and values, landmarks muscles and bone structures of each part of the body. He truly knows his subject and educates the artist to really understand the human form painlessly.
He delivers each topic with subtle humour and with in-depth knowledge. All the drawings are in black and white but don’t let this put you off. If anything this lets you focus on problem of laying down a convincingly rendered drawing
This is my most treasured book on the human form.
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Robert Beverly Hale's three books on Artistic Anatomy should be owned by every beginning and professional artist. Beverly Hale shows the reader that to become an adept draftsman,it is best to learn from the drawing masters of all time. Beverly Hale also tells the reader how the best figure draftsmaen,from daVinci to Degas,learned from the works of past great masters.
Reading and learning from Robert Beverly Hale's three books on Artistic Anatomy is like learning the ways of the Force from Yoda himself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a classic 24 Aug 2009
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This is a superb book and a classic for anyone wanting to learn about technical aspects of life drawing. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very comprehensive 3 Jun 2002
By dan - Published on Amazon.com
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I am currently in Figure drawing 2 and this book is a wonderful help. I have few figure drawing books that I feel compleatly happy with and this one is the best. It shows you how the masters worked with simple shapes, line, value, mass, and anatomy to represent the figure. It breaks up the chapters into body parts and each chapter deals with that specific part. By presenting works of master artists and disecting them you understand how the human form works and can be expressed. I would reccomend this book to anyone interested in drawing the figure, especially beginers.
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Companion to tape series by Robert B. Hale 18 Aug 2005
By R. Peters - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased the companion tape series from Jo-An Pictures Ltd in NYC (212-532-5003) several years ago. The book and tapes record the lectures given by Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Student's League in NYC. You may never find better instruction on artistic anatomy and drawing the human form! He was without doubt the greatest instructor of this subject! The tapes are almost like attending his classes! You must draw from life as well as study this material to master the subject. If you cannot afford the tapes, at least get this book! You will not find a better investment but you must also make the effort! A valid observation from his lectures: 'You can not draw a form, if you don't know it exists.' If you want to draw figures that will impress other artists, clients with medical training or other sophisticated viewers, then master the lessons in this book!

I believe Tony Ryder may have attended Robert Hale's lectures at the Art Student's League. Also get Tony Ryder's book entitled "The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing". It represents the other traditional approach to figure drawing. His explanation of light and shadow on the human form is the best I have ever seen. He emphasizes that it takes many hours to complete a finished drawing. Quick sketches are good for warming up but it's only one aspect of practice. Both books are well worth the investment!
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece of life drawing tuition 12 Jan 2000
By David Lovegrove - Published on Amazon.com
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Mr Coyle has done great justice to his old mentor Robert Beverley HALE with this magnificent book. The lessons are based on Mr Hales teachings on the techniques and thinking of the great master drawers, and not only are the examples all master works, but innovative use of coloured line overlays makes sometimes difficult concepts abundantly clear. The real point of this book, as with all R.B.Hale books, is that YOU can learn to think in the same highly visually intelligent way as these greats of the past, and learn to apply that thinking to your own creations. BRAVO Messrs Hale et Coyle!
25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yoda personally teaches you the secrets of the Force. 10 Feb 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Robert Beverly Hale's three books on Artistic Anatomy should be owned by every beginning and professional artist. Beverly Hale shows the reader that to become an adept draftsman,it is best to learn from the drawing masters of all time. Beverly Hale also tells the reader how the best figure draftsmaen,from daVinci to Degas,learned from the works of past great masters.
Reading and learning from Robert Beverly Hale's three books on Artistic Anatomy is like learning the ways of the Force from Yoda himself.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Achievement. 10 Jan 2007
By Helena - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is incredible,every artist should have it in his/her reference library.

Page after page of artistic anatomy and drawings of the masters,Leonardo,Rubens,,Degas,Michelangelo.

I practice my drawing skills by copying the masters and learning a lot in the process.
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