Synopses & Reviews
Here are 288 remarkably lifelike drawings of animals, furnishing artists and students with an easy-to-follow method of instruction in the drawing of horses, dogs, lions, cows and bulls, stags, and goats. So detailed and so accurate are these drawings that this book has long been a classic work of its kind.
The animals are shown in three ways: external full views and dozens of details (paws, head, eyes, legs, etc.); beneath-the-skin drawings of musculature and of the positions and insertions of each muscle; and skeleton drawings of the bone structures that support and determine surface contours and configurations. In addition, special cross-sections dissect those portions of the animal—such as the head and limbs—that are most important to the artist.
For this edition, Lewis S. Born of the American Museum of Natural History collected 25 plates from George Stubbs's Anatomy of the Horse, long unavailable; Straus-Durckheim's Anatomie Descriptive et Comparative du Chat; and Cuvier and Laurrillard's Anatomie Comparée. These plates, as fully annotated as the plates that make up the original book, supplement Ellenberger, Baum and Dittrich with anatomical drawings of the monkey, the bat, the flying squirrel, the rat kangaroo, the seal, and the hare. Mr. Lewis also provided a new preface and added to the annotated bibliography, which now contains 66 items."Highly recommended as one of the very few books on the subject worthy of being used an an authoritative guide."—Design
"Illustrators, sculptors, and taxidermists who draw or model animals will welcome this new revised edition."—Natural History
Enlarged (1956) edition, revised by Lewis S. Brown, American Museum of Natural History.
Enlarged edition of a classic reference features clear directions for drawing horses, dogs, cats, lions, cattle, deer, and other creatures. Covers muscles, skeleton, and full external views. 288 illustrations.
Detailed drawings showing the external anatomy, the musculature and the skeleton forms of lions, cows, dogs, and horses.
Includes clear directions for drawing horses, dogs, cats, lions, cattle, deer, and more. Covers muscles, skeleton, and surface features. An enlarged edition of the basic work in the field. 288 illustrations.
Easy-to-follow instructions accompany 288 detailed, accurate illustrations of horses, dogs, cats, lions, cattle, deer, and other creatures. Each animal is depicted in a full external view as well as in beneath-the-skin drawings of musculature and skeletal structure. This classic reference has been enlarged with plates from the works of Stubbs, Straus-Durckheim, and Cuvier and Laurrillard.
Bibliography: p. 147-151.
Table of Contents
THE COW AND BULL
"THE STAG, ROE, GOAT"
The Horse from Stubbs
The Cat from Straus-Durckheim
The Monkey from Cuvier
The Seal from Cuvier
The Hare from Cuvier
The Rat Kangaroo from Cuvier
The Flying Squirrel from Cuvier
The Bat from Cuvier