Tag: Heads

Heads, Features and Faces (Dover Anatomy for Artists)

Free Download Heads, Features and Faces (Dover Anatomy for Artists) by George B. Bridgman
English | 2022 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B0B71N7YSS | 66 pages | EPUB | 5.48 Mb
Certainly one of the most difficult, often neglected areas of art study is the correct rendering of heads, features, and faces. This volume, prepared by an expert in the field, is devoted exclusively to just that. With its clear, concise text, its almost 200 excellent illustrations, and its overall life-drawing approach, the book provides valuable guidelines on how best to portray faces, features, and heads.


Severed A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found

Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson
English | November 17, 2014 | ISBN: 0871404540 | 255 pages | PDF (Converted) | 3.68 Mb
A serious and seriously entertaining exploration of the dark and varied obsessions that the "civilized West" has had with decapitated heads and skulls. The human head is exceptional. It accommodates four of our five senses, encases the brain, and boasts the most expressive set of muscles in the body. It is our most distinctive attribute and connects our inner selves to the outer world. Yet there is a dark side to the head’s preeminence, one that has, in the course of human history, manifested itself in everything from decapitation to headhunting. So explains anthropologist Frances Larson in this fascinating history of decapitated human heads. From the Western collectors whose demand for shrunken heads spurred massacres to Second World War soldiers who sent the remains of the Japanese home to their girlfriends, from Madame Tussaud modeling the guillotined head of Robespierre to Damien Hirst photographing decapitated heads in city morgues, from grave-robbing phrenologists to skull-obsessed scientists, Larson explores our macabre fixation with severed heads. 25 illustrations