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Classic Beauties: Artists, Italy and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th Century
Superbly illustrated essays introduce the key Italian painters and sculptors to which Europe's aristocracy flocked in the 18th Century
Introduction to Greek Art: Sculpture and Vase Painting in the Archaic and Classical Periods
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.
Art: The Definitive Visual Guide
Michael Craig-Martin: Present Sense
A selection of Michael Craig-Martin's paintings, prints and sculptures, with an interview.
Antony Gormley on Sculpture
Sculpting in Wire
Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
A fascinating look at how Classical sculpture inspired Rodin and his work
Anthony Caro: Stainless Steel
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.
Antony Gormley on Sculpture
Looking at Asian and Buddhist traditions as much as to Western sculptural history, this book explores author's thoughts on the body, time and space in relation to major works including European Field (1993) and 'Still Standing' (2011), and more.
Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal
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.
Phyllida Barlow: cul-de-sac
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.
Jean-Michel Othoniel
The groundbreaking sculptor's most comprehensive monograph to date
Modelling Heads and Faces in Clay
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.
Henry Moore at the Wallace Collection: The Helmet Head Series
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.
Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums
Terracotta Warriors: History, Mystery and the Latest Discoveries
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.
Shared Visions Shared Lives
Celebrating the work of artists Briony and Andrew Lawson.
Bodys Isek Kingelez
Vibrancy in Stone: Masterpieces of the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
This catalogue assembles sumptuous photographs of the world's leading collection of Cham sculpture, along with the most recent insights of Vietnamese and international scholars.
Rachel Harrison Life Hack
"The work of the sculptor Rachel Harrison is both the zeitgeist and the least digestible in contemporary art. It may also be the most important, owing to an originality that breaks a prevalent spell in an art world of recycled genres, styles, and ideas."--Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker
Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
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,...
Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) was an Italian sculptor, painter, and ceramicist, regarded as the father of Spatialism, a mid-century modern movement that linked artistic experimentation with scientific principles and theories.
Henry Moore: From the Inside Out
100 Sculptors of Tomorrow
An internationally juried selection of emerging and undiscovered sculptors working today.
Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic sculpture in art
Time: Andy Goldsworthy
Celebrates time, an element in the work of Andy Goldsworthy both as a medium and as a metaphor. This book features an introduction by the artist and a sequence of works made around his home. It includes Goldsworthy's diaries of visits to five locations in North America and Europe. It is intended as a reference on Andy Goldsworthy and his work.
Reading Maya Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Maya Painting and Sculpture
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.
Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed: Psychoanalytic Writings
Features approximately 80 writings by Louise Bourgeois, which, combined with eight extensive scholarly essays turns our critical understanding of Bourgeois work on its head. This title shows the enduring presence of psychoanalysis as a motivational force and a site of exploration in her life and work.
Michelangelo: Sculptor in Bronze
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.
National Identity and Nineteenth-Century Franco-Belgian Sculpture
John Carter: On Paper
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.
New Monuments and the End of Man: U.S. Sculpture between War and Peace, 1945-1975
Sculpture Now
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.
Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes:: In and Around the Peter Marino Collection
The outstanding collection of European bronze scupltures formed by Peter Marino, which focuses especially on French and Italian bronzes of the High Baroque, includes masterpieces by some of the greatest sculptors of their age, among them Ferdinando Tacca, Giovanni Battista Foggini, Robert le Lorrain, and Corneille van Cleve.
Tim Shaw
Singing Bones
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.
Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture: Volume 3 - The Ideal Sculpture
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.
Nairy Baghramian: Deformation Professionnelle
This generously illustrated book is the first comprehensive monograph on the contemporary artist Nairy Baghramian, whose work focuses on interior design.
Um die Ecke denken: Sammlung Haus Konstruktiv (1986-2016) und Gastinterventionen
More concrete: the second volume on the collection, with each of its new aquisitions
London's Statues and Monuments
Folly: Phyllida Barlow
Phyllida Barlow: folly presents the British Council's new commission created by Phyllida Barlow for the British Pavillion at the 57th Venice Biennale.
Isamu Noguchi's Modernism: Negotiating Race, Labor, and Nation, 1930 1950
Luis Barragan, Fred Sandback: Las propiedades de la luz / The Properties of Light
A sensation: the works of Fred Sandback, embedded for the first time intothe buildings by the famous Mexican architect Luis Barragan
Zoe Leonard: Survey
Accompanying a major museum survey of the work of Zoe Leonard, this gorgeous book offers an in-depth look at one of the most influential artists of her generation.
Art Garden: Wichita Art Museum
This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the Wichita Art Museum's stunning Art Garden's breathtaking landscape environment.
Sculpture in Gotham: Art and Urban Renewal in New York City
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.
Art in Changing Times
Hubert Le Gall: Fabula
Practice and Theory in the Italian Renaissance Workshop: Verrocchio and the Epistemology of Making Art
This book is geared towards an intelligent readership interested in the history and art of Renaissance Italy. The analysis of art practices make it appealing to studio artists and students, while the cultural framework in which those practices are discussed will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students and scholars in art history.