FREE Delivery in the UK on orders dispatched by Amazon with at least £10 of books.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by momox co uk
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: From Europe's No.1 in used books & media articles.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Human Machine (Dover Anatomy for Artists) Paperback – 28 Mar 2003

4.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£26.00
Paperback
"Please retry"
£6.99
£2.59 £0.44
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
£7.00
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£6.99 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders dispatched by Amazon with at least £10 of books. Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Human Machine (Dover Anatomy for Artists)
  • +
  • Constructive Anatomy (Dover Anatomy for Artists)
  • +
  • Bridgman's Life Drawing (Dover Anatomy for Artists)
Total price: £18.97
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



New Year, New You
Everything you need to keep your resolutions. Shop now.

Product details

  • Paperback: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (28 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486227073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486227078
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 1 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

From the Back Cover

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 theshapes which we, at various times, display.
Unabridged republication of the 1939 edition. "

About the Author

Canadian artist George Brandt Bridgman (1865–1943) studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and taught at New York City's Art Students League. Generations of students have learned the principles of anatomy and figure drawing from his books, which rank among Dover's most popular art instruction texts.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
3
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
when i bought this book i have to admit i was abit excited but once open i was truely disappointed by the fact that the drawings were so poorly illustrated as if printed on an old 1960s printer. having said this there are some good points about this book, bridgman breaks it down into simple shapes we all learnt at nursery school. As an artist i have always found it hard to draw the human body but having this book has shown me excellent skills on how to draw human body parts and the human figure. i havent had enough of bridgman i have recently ordered a few more books by him. try them you'll get a tip or two
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I don't think anyone could ever accuse George Bridgman of over-working his drawings: they do tend to be quite sketchy and are not always immaculately transferred to print (though the paper quality of this book is excellent). The text can also be rather heavy-going, though there's a lot of information there when you get used to his writing style. Where Bridgman's work scores is it's obsessive but accessible detail and thoroughness. I really like the way he shows where muscles are attached to the underlying bones and how they wedge together - it gives you a real understanding of the body as a working mechanism rather than a set of static diagrams. And the sketches, for all their roughness, are brilliantly vigorous and dynamic. If you're interested in figure drawing, do yourself a big favour and buy this book.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book promised more than it delivers, please do not get me wrong. It explains the anatomy perfectly and in the simpliest way possible, hence the 3 stars. But it is the worst illustrated book on the subject of anatomy. I guess it may motivate you to do better and the price is NOT BAD. Do not be put off, there is something to gain depending on what you are looking for.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback