Most popular Sculpture books
The most popular Sculpture books currently available. Updated weekly.
Superbly illustrated essays introduce the key Italian painters and sculptors to which Europe's aristocracy flocked in the 18th Century
The four centuries between the composition of the Homeric epics and the conquests of Alexander the Great witnessed an immensely creative period in Greek art, one full of experimentation and innovation. But time has taken its toll; damaged statues have lost their colour and wall paintings have been totally destroyed. And yet sympathetic study of surviving sculpture and of drawing on vases can give extraordinary insight into and appreciation of these once brilliant works This book, designed originally for students, introduces the reader to Greek sculpture and vase painting in the critical period from the eighth to the fourth centuries BC., The works discussed are generously illustrated and lucidly analysed to give a vivid picture of the splendor of Greek art. The up-dated second edition includes a new chapter examining art in Greek society, a timeline to help relate artistic development to historical events, an explanation of how dates BC are arrived at, a brief overview of Greek temple plans and a further reading list of recent books. This clear, approachable and rigorous introduction makes the beauty of Greek art more readily accessible and comprehensible, balancing description with interpretation and illustration, and is an invaluable tool to help develop insight, appreciation and comprehension.
A fascinating look at how Classical sculpture inspired Rodin and his work
This is the sixth volume in Lund Humphries' series of monographs on British sculptor Anthony Caro and the first publication to focus on his use of stainless steel as a distinct body of work.
A selection of Michael Craig-Martin's paintings, prints and sculptures, with an interview.
A history of the famous Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China, exploring what we now know about it, what we still do not know and the theories that surround its creation.
New site-specific works by Phyllida Barlow fill the Royal Academy's Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries in early 2019. This accompanying publication provides a lively account of the artist's role in modern British sculpture.
Shaun Tan fans get to see his extraordinary talent applied to sculpture in this award-winning, lavishly presented collection of art based on fairy tales told by the Brothers Grimm.
This is a beginner's guide to modelling heads and faces in clay. Filled with step-by-step sequences, it shows how to achieve lifelike heads of men, women and children as well as how to show emotion on the faces.
The Wallace Collection hosts a major exhibition in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation for spring 2019 exploring the sculptor Henry Moore's fascination with armour at the Wallace Collection, an interest which fundamentally influenced his work over many years.
The definitive account of the modern art made in St Ives between the 1930s and the 1960s, telling the story of this extraordinary artistic community and its legacy. This book is the product of decades of research by leading authority Chris Stephens, and will illuminate the period for dedicated fans and new readers alike.
A compendium of one hundred hieroglyphs that are building locks of ancient Maya painting and sculpture. Using over five hundred line drawings and photographs, it shows how to identify the signs, understand their meaning, and appreciate the novel ways they appear in art.
Transforming unlikely pieces of scrap metal into significant works of art - giving new life to things we throw away - is an accessible, creative and fulfilling activity. This book describes the concerns and techniques involved in making this kind of sculpture.
When is a urinal no longer a urinal? When Marcel Duchamp declared it to be art. From his infamous Fountain to reworked Mona Lisa with mustache and beard, this essential introduction to Duchamp surveys his audacious practice of "readymades" and beyond and its critical place in 20th-century art.
Carter's drawings reveal the originality of his mind and the love of exactitude and clarity that drives his practice. His singular contribution to the post-war flowering of British abstraction can clearly be seen here.
The conclusions of an important interdisciplinary approach to Michelangelo studies conducted by a team of international experts from fields as diverse as art history, conservation science, anatomy and technical archaeology.
This is the first book to set the work of British sculptor Lynn Chadwick in its international context. Chadwick, a leading figure in modern British art and celebrated for his innovative steel and bronze sculptures of abstracted, expressive figures and animals, always felt that his work was better understood abroad than in his native country.
An internationally juried selection of emerging and undiscovered sculptors working today.
The human figure is the most important subject in sculpture, and this book offers a thorough grounding in the skills needed to carve it successfully. The emphasis is on carving the wood, but sculptors in stone and other media should find it equally valuable.
A visual and literary treasury of the works of a master of the Renaissance and arguably one of the greatest artists of all time. Magnificent photographs allow the reader to view Michelangelo's work as never before. A marvelous and engaging text by William Wallace humanizes this larger-than-life artist. 150 color photos. 100 b&w photos.
Born in 1949, Tony Cragg is one of today's most celebrated and popular sculptors. In 1988 he won the Turner Prize. This book, celebrating the work of one of the world's most successful and respected artists, concentrates on works made by him over the years.
The life and work of the French-American sculptor in our series Art to Read
Surveys the dynamic developments in sculptural practice worldwide. This book explores such key topics as the use of the body in sculpture, the appropriation of everyday ephemera, the use of light and sound as technological elements, nature and ecology as dominant and pressing issues, and the huge impact of installation.
Produced in collaboration with the Musee Rodin, this essential introduction examines the key works of Auguste Rodin, pioneering French sculptor behind The Kiss and The Thinker. With rich illustration and insightful texts, we explore the artist's material processes of modeling and assemblage and his leading ideas of movement, bodily expression,...
This book fully documents an outstanding collection of ancient Roman statues acquired by Henry Blundell of Ince Blundell Hall on his Grand Tour visits to Italy in the late eighteenth century.
More concrete: the second volume on the collection, with each of its new aquisitions
Phyllida Barlow: folly presents the British Council's new commission created by Phyllida Barlow for the British Pavillion at the 57th Venice Biennale.
This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the Wichita Art Museum's stunning Art Garden's breathtaking landscape environment.
Connecting public art activity to agendas of urbanism, Sculpture in Gotham offers new contexts for tracking national cultural trends through the exploration of one specific locality.
Modelling and Sculpting the Figure details the creative process for sculpting the figure, from conceptual and practical considerations to the finished work. It covers tools, methods for building armatures, and how to create realistic, abstract and expressive figures, in a variety of media. For beginners and established artists alike.
Provides a thoughtful and comprehensive account by renowned writer Christina Lanzl, on Richard Bertman's intersection of art and life, sculpture and architecture.
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was a radical inventor. This catalogue shows how Calder's work emerged from expectations of change in American popular culture.
This book examines key sculptural motifs and cinematic sculpture in film history through a series of case studies and through an extensive reference gallery of 150 different films.
Concrete Poetry is the first photographic survey of Modernist sculpture within the Brutalist context.