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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
Sculpting in Wire
Michael Craig-Martin: Present Sense
A selection of Michael Craig-Martin's paintings, prints and sculptures, with an interview.
Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
A fascinating look at how Classical sculpture inspired Rodin and his work
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.
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.
Jean-Michel Othoniel
The groundbreaking sculptor's most comprehensive monograph to date
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.
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.
Second Careers: Two Tributaries in African Art
An important investigation of the complicated relationship between canonical African art and the practices of contemporary African artists
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.
Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums
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.
Shared Visions Shared Lives
Celebrating the work of artists Briony and Andrew Lawson.
Henry Moore: From the Inside Out
Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
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.
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.
Tony Cragg. Micro - The Studio
Antony Gormley on Sculpture
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
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on Nature
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature is a celebration of the work of iconic artist Dale Chihuly, who once again is exhibiting his luminous artworks in Kew's spectacular landscape, featuring pieces never seen before in the UK.
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.
David Nash: A Natural Gallery
David Nash ? A Natural Gallery celebrates the year-long exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with stunning colour photography documenting the exhibition in its entirety.
London's Statues and Monuments
100 Sculptors of Tomorrow
An internationally juried selection of emerging and undiscovered sculptors working today.
Pipilotti Rist: Open My Glade
Cornelia Parker
Cornelia Parker is one of the most thoughtful and profound artists working in Britain today. Exploring everything from ghosts and gravity to relics and the unconscious, she transforms everyday, ordinary objects into compelling works of art. This book traces the development of her art from the late 1970s onwards.
Art Deco Sculpture
Showcases and puts into historical context a host of sculpted works created in the 1920s and 1930s in the decorative vernacular defined loosely today as 'Art Deco'. With artists' biographies and details of manufacturers, a full glossary and a thematic index, this volume is suitable for all those interested in the Art Deco style.
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.
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.
Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini is an artist-craftsman, one of the greatest sculptors in the renaissance, passionately devoted to art, the worshipper and frequenter of the great men of his time, the 'divine' Michelangelo, who came to his studio, the 'marvellous' Titian (the adjectives are Cellini's ).
Art of the Picts: Sculpture and Metalwork in Early Medieval Scotland
The Picts, who occupied north-eastern Scotland between the sixth and ninth centuries, are perhaps the least well-known of the Celtic people. The only real traces of their society are a large series of stone cross slabs, and some silverwork. This book presents a comprehensive survey of Pictish art.
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
Oh Sh*t... What Now?: Honest Advice for New Graphic Designers
Skulpturensammlung und Museum fur Byzantinische Kunst: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
A personal perspective on the director's favourite works from the collections of the prestigious Skulpturensammlung und Museum fur Byzantinische Kunst.
New Monuments and the End of Man: U.S. Sculpture between War and Peace, 1945-1975
Sculpting in Copper
A practical introduction to the art of sculpting in copper, this book covers the basic tools and techniques, as well as five exciting projects, for beginner metalworkers and sculptors.
Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio
Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio is the first study devoted to Hepworth's St Ives studio in which the centrality of Trewyn Studio and garden to her art and life is brought to the fore. 'It affects my whole life & work most profoundly', she wrote to a friend in 1949 shortly before acquiring it.
Magnificence of Marble: Bartolome Ordonez and Diego de Siloe
During the period between 1513 and 1518, Bartolome Ordonez and Diego de Siloe from Burgos in Castile made the southern Italian city blossom into one of the most important European centres of marble sculpture. This book presents information about two Spanish sculptors of the sixteenth century and their work in Naples.
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
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
Art Garden: Wichita Art Museum
This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the Wichita Art Museum's stunning Art Garden's breathtaking landscape environment.