28 JANUARY 1905, Page 7

Figura Drawing. By R. G. Hatton. (Chapman and Hall. 7s.

6d.)—Every part of the figure is analysed and described in this book, not purely from the anatomical standpoint, but rather from that of the effect produced on the eye by the structure of the various parts of the body. Of course it is impossible to learn to draw the human body from reading a book. The student must learn to draw the movements of the figure by realising what they are from the feel of his own body in movement, and from the appearance of other people. Such a book as the one before us may certainly be a help if the student realises that it is only an accessory to the real study of the living body itself.