Bammes, Gottfried: Die Gestalt des Menschen. Lehr- und Handbuch der Künstleranatomie.
Stuttgart, Urania Verlag, 2002. 4to. 29 x 20,5 cms. 474 pages. Richly illustrated. Text in German. With index.
Publisher’s boards, pictorial dustjacket, fine, price label partly removed from rear panel of dustjacket.
The human figure has been the focus of artistic interest since ancient times. Bammes' standard work and textbook on artist anatomy combines scientific information with practical instructions. He describes in detail the change in the history of artist anatomy and its influence on the development of three-dimensional conceptions of the body in art. The human proportions, the bodily expressions as well as the static and dynamic laws for posture and movement form thematic focal points. Dr. Gottfried Bammes taught for many years at the University of Fine Arts in Dresden. His works on artist anatomy are standard works of extraordinary importance for artistic training.