Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Geometrie Practique - The Height & Stature of the Human Body.

De La Grandeur & stature de tous corps humain.

par le noble Philosophe maistre Charles
de Bouelles, & nouvellement par
luy reueue, augmentée, & grandement enrichie.


Chez Gilles Gourbin, á l´enseigne de l´Esperance,
pres le collage de Cambray. 1555.

First work on geometry in France included this woodblock print of the proportions of a human body.

You can search for a copy yourself at
Use the search terms "Geometrie practique".

Geometrie practique. revue, augmentée & grandement enrichie.
BOUELLES Charles de.

Other posts on the proportions of the human body - search the posts for others:

Figure Drawing: The Proportions of the Members in a Human Body

Figure Drawing: Les proportions du corps humain, measurées sur les plus belles figures de l'antiquité

Figure Drawing: The Art Student's Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form

Figure Drawing: Human Anatomy for Artists and Drawing Proportions of the Human Body

Figure Drawing: The Sculptor and Art Student's Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form - Now available as a printed book

1 comment:

  1. das ist hier alles sehr akademisch und naturalistisch, so richtig 19.Jht.


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