The Sculptor and Art Student's Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form

By Dr. Johann Gottfried Schadow

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The Sculptor and Art Student's Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form
With Measurements in Feet and Inches
of Full Grown Figures of Both Sexes and Various Ages
The Plates Reproduced by John Sutcliffe
From the Original Treatise entitled Polycletus
by Dr. Gottfried Schadow
The Text Translated from the German by James J. Wright

Published in 1883.

30 plates plus a 25 page introduction and treatise.

This famous book by a classical German sculptor (the figures on the Brandenburg Gate - among many other works) is next to impossible to find. It is based on the pioneering work by Greek Sculptor Polycletus.

The book is 12 1/2 by 19 3/4 inches and each plate is a seamless double page tipped in. The only way to turn it into an e-book was to photograph the double wide pages to show them fully, then to scan details.

List of Plates

  • Plate I. First Sheet of Heads
  • Plate II. Second Sheet of Heads
  • Plate III. Birth and Four Months
  • Plate IV. Eight Months and One Year
  • Plate V. Eighteen Months Two Years and Thirty Months
  • Plate VI. Three Years and Four Years
  • Plate VII.Five Years and Six Years
  • Plate VIII. Seven Years and Eight Years
  • Plate IX. Nine Years and Ten Years
  • Plate X. Eleven Years and Twelve Years
  • Plate XI. Thirteen Years and Fourteen Years
  • Plate XII. Fifteen Years
  • Plate XIII. Seventeen Years
  • Plate XIV. Medium Height Male
  • Plate XV. Male
  • Plate XVI. Heros
  • Plate XVII. Female
  • Plate XVIII. Female Average Proportion
  • Plate XIX. Venus Medicis
  • Plate XX. Woman of Maximum Height
  • Plate XXI. Comparison of Females
  • Plate XXII. Third Sheet of Heads
  • Plate XXIII. Fourth Sheet of Heads
  • Plate XXIV. Fifth Sheet of Heads
  • Plate XXV. Proportion Drawing After Nature
  • Plate XXVI. Proportions of the Borghese Gladiator
  • Plate XXVII. Comparisons of Male Proportions
  • Plate XXVIII. First Table - Figure of Christ, Elgin Marbles Theseus, Pugilist by Canova
  • Plate XXIX. Second Table - Comparisons of Male Proportions
  • Plate XXX. Third Table - Comparisons Male and Female

    The Sculptor and Art Student's Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form
    by Dr. Gottfried Schadow

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