Thursday, June 17, 2010
Adolphe Armand Braun authored a number of books in the early days of the 20th century. The Hieroglyphic or Greek Method of Life Drawing s available in the original edition on The prints are for sale on Ebay Ebay, or as an ebook at Figure-Drawings.com.
The term Hieroglyphic used by Adolphe Armand Braun refers to a method of drawing which relies of the careful drawing of an outline to show the form of a figure and give it life.
The book combines photographs of a model of the day in various poses ranging from the heroic to the everyday with a section on learning to draw which includes many of the methods used in figure drawing books over the years, anatomy, the figure in action, human proportion, etc. Some examples from the book are here.
You can buy an original edition on Ebay for $275 or at Amazon.com for $100 or download the ebook.
At Amazon.com reprint of The Human Form in Art.
Original edition The human form in art / edited by Adolphe Armand Braun
Hieroglyphic or Greek method of life drawing,
Impressions of the Human Form
The Child in Art & Nature
The radio-orbicular (spider-web) process of thought: Based on a new philosophy of equal compensation discovered by A.A. Braun : the master-key to universal knowledge, achievement, wisdom and morality
Male Students Sketching Nude Female Model During Life Drawing Class at Skowhegan Art School Photographic Poster Print by Eliot Elisofon, 24x18