By George McClellan, M.D., Professor of Anatomy of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Illustrated by 338 Original Drawings and Photographs Made by the Author and Expressly Prepared for This Work. Cloth. Pp. 133. Price, $10.00. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders & Co. 1901.
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This work has been prepared for art students. The artist's aim is to know the human form so that he may reproduce that form on canvas or in marble. The physician and those who are interested in physical training, or in anthropology, will also find in this book a wealth of suggestions for physical development. The illustrations consist of photographs of the nude male and female forms in various poses, side by side with photographs of some of the masterpieces of sculpture in like poses. Photographs of the skeletons by the side of the living nude form in the same positions make startling parallels. The book certainly will be a welcome one to the artist whose ideals are those which come nearest to nature. The descriptive text is in simple language, accurate, and in detail sufficient to describe the illustrations. The book is a magnificent production and a credit alike
Anatomy in Its Relation to Art. An Exposition of the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body with Especial Reference to Their Influence Upon Its Actions and External Form.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(4):262. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480040048018