50 Sculptures You Should Know

50 Sculptures You Should Know

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For centuries artists have been expressing their ideas, faith, passion, and rage in three-dimensional works that reflect historical eras, tell stories, reveal mysteries, and even create scandals. Starting from ancient times and continuing through the Classical, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and Modern periods, this collection introduces readers to the artists and works that make sculpture such an exciting medium to explore. Among the artists included in the book are Michelangelo, Bernini, Rodin, Duchamp, Giacometti, Calder, Moore, Beuys, de Saint Phalle, and Bourgeois. From the Madonna of Essen, the oldest known sculpture of the Virgin Mary, to the sinuous metal sheets that make up Richard Serra's Matter of Time, each work is presented in spreads that offer beautiful photographs, biographical profiles of the artists, historical context, and anecdotal information. Broader texts describe various eras and styles as the book moves chronologically toward the present day, providing an art history lesson for everyone.
Publisher: Munich : Prestel, c2009
ISBN: 9783791343389
3791343386
Branch Call Number: 730 Fif 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 157 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Kühl, Isabel

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DanniOcean Feb 27, 2015

"Pleasantly surprised, wanted to find out more on sculpture but wasn't at the top of my list. Enjoyable read." - Blind Date with a Book 2015 comment


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Aug 31, 2018

Over these many, many centuries - Sculpture (as a 3 dimensional art-form) has clearly played a significant role in defining man's expression of his culture.

As a mirror of his time "50 Sculptures You Should Know" reflects the course of art history to the reader through informative text and full-colour photographs.

The 50 works featured in this volume are considered (by author, Isabel Kuhl) to be some of the most important from the Western world.

DanniOcean Feb 27, 2015

"Pleasantly surprised, wanted to find out more on sculpture but wasn't at the top of my list. Enjoyable read." - Blind Date with a Book 2015 comment

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