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    Bammes is now available!

    Gottfried Bammes, author of the incredibly popular Die Gestalt Des Menschen, now has the Complete Guide to Life Drawing available in English.

    I just got my copy this morning.

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    I don't own a copy of the original German book so I can't say how they compare, but I must say that based on my first skimming of this book it looks extremely good. A lot of excellent construction techniques for drawing the figure.
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    Oh sweet! Can you post more pictures and say a bit more about it? I have heard his books vary a lot in terms of quality--you get something amazing in one, then another book is filled mostly with student's drawings. Is this actually worth picking up? How would you say it compares to other anatomy books like those by Bridgman?
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    Just ordered mine after seeing this.
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    Goddammit I'm trying to not spend money!
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    Such a coincidence!

    And we'll have his "Drawing Animals" (Tiere zeichnen) coming up this week.
    It's in Russian, but the most of this book is all about visuals.

    Sorry if I interfere with your posts about the English edition of his "Menschen zeichnen", but his "Drawing Animals" wasn't available for a long time either, so I wanted to let you know about this new edition as well.

    And, just a reminder, we also have his "Bible", which is "Die Gestalt Des Menschen", printed this May. Also in Russian.
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    That drawing animals book looks really good, any chance of it being printed in english?
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    I pre ordered mine in july with loomis' Drawing the heads and hands, but I haven't recieved the bammes book. Must be something wrong with my order.
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    rem92,

    As I've mentioned earlier, there is "some" English publisher who's purchased the English rights for all 4 Bammes books. We've been sending inquires but they can't tell us the name yet. I'll try to find out when I'm at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

    The worst is if they only wanted to make an investment. In such case you won't see these books published in English too soon.

    I'll let you know if I get the information.
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    can you post some more images of the book, It will be extremely helpful
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    i hope this isn't the gutted version with most of his students work instead...

    edit: i can see this has 300+ pages and isn't the aforementioned book. yay!
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    Hmmm...

    German version : 473 pages
    English version : 312 pages


    So what gives? I heard that Bammes is pretty wordy in German, but would that account for a 160 page difference?
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    Yeah I really wish I had the original so I could compare.

    But regardless, this is an exhaustive and well done anatomy book. And not terribly expensive, either.
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