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The Fairburn System of Visual References (3 Vols.)

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Details: Fairburn Children (3 Vols.). Graphic Books International, Guernsey. 1987. Third Edition. Hardcovers. Perfect bound. 160pp per volume. 230 x 210mm. Printed in black and white with few colour samples, paginated. Text in English, French and German.


Book 1: BOYS / Age Groups, Faces & Figures
Book 2: GIRLS / Age Groups, Faces & Figures
Book 3: BOYS & GIRLS / Situations & Hands

(Foreword) "These unique books have been produced for one reason only: to provide a vast amount of hitherto unavailable figure reference material in convenient manner. It is an essential piece of equipment for use by professional people and those in training who need to depict accurate graphic representations of human figures. Whilst every effort has been made to provide as much information as possible, it must be appreciated that any Publication dealing with the action and poses of the human figure can never be definitive In the full sense of the word. The system of photography we have employed, however, allows the user, not only to obtain whole or part figure reference, but to combine gags., such figures that have been photographed ,mm a common viewpoint — thus increasing the reference material available by an enormous amount. Because of the rapid change in fashions we have deliberately avoided using clothes which are not normal, everyday styles. All the basic types of garment are shown however and are easily adaptable."

Very good condition; light shelf ware consistent with age, interiors clean, bindings tight. Slight tanning to board covers. Faded spines, small chips to heads and tails. Slight rippling to pages on first front end section of book 2. Please contact me should you have any further questions about condition.

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