A monumental book on the female figure by the father of modern artistic anatomy, Dr. Paul Richer. Available for the first time in English translation.
This book is the first of its kind to offer a comprehensive description of the female form. Here, Richer accurately analyzes proportions of men and women. He discusses ways in which male and female bodies are similar, and then highlights ways in which they are different. He talks about the role of the skeleton, the fat deposits, and the skin in creating the superficial form of the body. Finally, he discusses the features of the face. This book includes 122 marvelous illustrations drawn by Richer in black & white, a translator's preface, and an index.
In this book, Richer emphasizes the variable qualities that make each individual unique. This text is unlike any other book on human anatomy and will be a valuable resource for artists working in any art medium.