Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum
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Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum

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During the later Middle Ages, England had a thriving art industry that produced religious alabaster sculptures in large numbers and exported them to virtually every country in Europe. Despite the success and scale of this industry, however, English alabasters have remained a neglected art form. Alabaster is a remarkable and attractive material for a sculptor to work with....more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by Art Services Intl
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Jen
To be fair, the book is beautiful. Full color glossed photos of each piece in the traveling collection make my dear little medievalist heart patter, even after I saw the real things. But the editing is SO BAD, which is why I knocked off a star. There are typos all over the place and one entry is even missing its inset figure. How did the editors skip that? It's sort of important, given that it's referenced at least three times through the other items. Fail, editors.
The book itself really is pret...more
Kathleen
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