The Rectangle View of the Human Body is the next step up in complexity from The Layer View of the Human Body. That is because a rectangle can be described as a layer. According to The Rectangle View of the Human Body, it is useful to treat the human body as if it has a rectangular shape as demonstrated in the next picture.
The Rectangle View of the Human Body is the first geometric theoretical model of the human body that has a real world use that is simple to understand and employ. The Rectangle View of the Human Body is primarily useful for simplifying the visualization of changes to the shape of the human body.
The next picture shows a human body with the arms and legs spread out in an X shape.
Please take a moment to examine and fully consider the complex shape of the human body in the picture above. The human body is formed from many complex curve shapes merged together. It can be very difficult to see any change to the proper curved shape of the human body.
The line in the next picture is meant to represent shrinkage of the right side of the example human body.
The depression in the side of the body is large and visible because the picture is a drawing and the depression was made large and visible on purpose. In real life a change such as the one demonstrated above can be subtle and therefore difficult or impossible to see. This is where The Rectangle View of the Human Body can be of use.
To simplify the visualization of changes to the shape of the human body with The Rectangle View of the Human Body, the first step is to draw a circle in the center of the stomach to represent the center of the human body.
The circle in the center of the stomach serves as a reference for measurement. In the next picture, lines have been drawn from the circle in center of the body to the depression in the right side of the torso.
The lines following the shape of the depression are extended out to the rectangle enclosing the body as shown next.
The area where the red lines touch the rectangle corresponds to the exact area on the example body where the depression has formed.
The part of the rectangle within the area of the red lines is then removed.
A depression is then drawn in to connect the two free ends in the side of the rectangle.
Once it is explained that the rectangle in the picture above represents the outline of the human body, one glance is all it takes to know that there is a depression in the right side of that human body.
Compare the picture above with the picture of the human body by itself.
If the viewer was told there is a depression in approximately the middle of the right side of the torso of the human body in the picture above, could they easily see it? Most likely not. The depression would just look like one of the natural curves of the human body.
The Rectangle View of the Human Body is a simple tool that can be used by any individual, educated or uneducated, to simplify demonstrating changes to the human body, and to simplify communication with another individual about changes to the shape of a human body.