I've seen a lot of threads asking for book recommendations for artists. Here are some books that are recommended time and time again (particularly Bridgeman, Loomis, & Hogarth). Much of this list was copied from a post by Rebecca Kimmel on the cgtalk forum. Links lead to amazon.com where you can read a description and reviews of the books:
"Albinus on Anatomy", by Robert Beverly Hale and Terence Coyle - Dover Publications, publisher
"Artistic Anatomy", by Dr. Paul Richer - Watson Guptill, publisher
"Anatomy Lessons From The Great Masters", by Robert Beverly Hale and Terence Coyle - Watson Guptill, publisher
"Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist", by Stephen Rogers Peck - Oxford University Press, publisher
"An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists", by Fritz Schider - Dover Publications, publisher
"Anatomy for the Artist", by Jeno Barcsay - Barnes & Noble Books, publisher
"Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life" (a collection) by George Bridgeman
"Figure Drawing Design and Invention" by Michael Hampton
"Human Anatomy for Artists - The Elements of Form", by Eliot Goldfinger - Oxford University Press, publisher
"Master Class in Figure Drawing", by Robert Beverly Hale - Watson Guptill, publisher
"Figure Drawing For All It's Worth", by Andrew Loomis - Titan, publisher
"Drawing the Head and Figure" by Jack Hamm (clear simple wording- good for beginners)
"Cartooning the Head and Figure" by Jack Hamm (clear simple wording- good for beginners)
"Dynamic Anatomy", by Burne Hogarth - Watson Guptill, publisher
"Grays Anatomy" be aware that there are many editions. The 38th and newer editions in hardcover are significantly different from older versions and reprints of the "classic versions"
"The Human Machine: The Anatomical Structure and Mechanism of the Human Body", by George Bridgeman - Dover, publisher
"High-Focus Drawing - A Revolutionary Approach to Drawing the Figure", by James McMullan - Overlook Press, publisher
"The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing" by Anthony Ryder (artist).
Excellent book, and not too expensive! The artist is a traditional artist working in pencil ~ his work is HIGHLY realistic and beautiful.
Vilppu Drawing Manual by Glen Vilppu
Anatomy for the Artist (Hardcover) by Sarah Simblet, John Davis
This books contains beautiful photographs, more so than it does Anatomical instruction. It does contain a few overlays of skeletal drawings etc., but it is worth the money for the excellent professional quality photographs of highly muscled models.
Entire Master Draughtsman Series of Paperback Books:
Great books because they are cheap, light, and great for copying from, as you will not be concerned about destroying the book ~ they are really instructional devices, more than anything else.
(to find: run search for "master draughtsman series" on Amazon.com).
Visualizing Muscles: A New Ecorché Approach to Surface Anatomy (Paperback) by John Cody
Reference featuring photos of a model painted with muscle striations.