“More than just clear, concise, and accurate, Dimon’s Anatomy of the Moving Body
also wonderfully expresses the joy of musculoskeletal anatomic understanding—its marvelous vocabulary and endlessly fascinating relations of structure and function.”—John H. M. Austin, MD, Professor of Radiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University“Anatomy of the Moving Body
is a superb work for students and teachers. Ted Dimon’s work is straightforwardly written, beautifully illustrated, and put forth with a sensibility of one who understands not simply how we are organized, but how our structure is able to move with grace and beauty. The conversational tone makes the book accessible and the information is conveyed with a sense not only of where things lie, but how they can operate most harmoniously. This book is an important contribution to our understanding of anatomy and an essential part of the training of those of us who are interested in the human form in balance, health, and motion.”—Anne Bluethenthal, Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer
Have you ever tried to learn anatomy from a picture book? It's like using a road map to learn geography: you can see where all the cities are but you can never retain the information. Like names on a road map, anatomical terms are impossibly hard to remember, and without understanding the meaning behind the concepts, we somehow feel we don't understand what it all means. To learn anatomy, we need more than pictures and labels; we need a way 'into' the subject, a means of making sense of what we are looking at. "Anatomy of the Moving Body" is a complete, lecture-based approach to anatomy that helps us to understand our complex anatomy by explaining the subject in down-to-earth terms.With nearly 100 3D illustrations, "Anatomy of the Moving Body" is clearly and beautifully illustrated. Over the course of 31 lectures, the author confidently guides the reader through this complex landscape and makes unfamiliar terrain become familiar. Each part of the body is explained in short, manageable sections. And the author doesn't just name the muscles and bones but explains the terminology and, in the process, helps to demystify and make sense of an otherwise intimidating subject.
In this, the second edition of the book, the 95 pencil drawings (roughly half of the book) in the original edition have been completely redone, using a 3D digital model of the human anatomical form.