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50 Sculptures You Should Know (You Should Know (Prestel))

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This accessible and beautifully illustrated book
presents 50 sculptures from throughout history
that should be part of every art lover s lexicon.

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 cont
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Prestel (first published 2009)
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Kevin de Ataíde
Well, I was enjoying it, marching through history with the page-by-page timelines, remembering old favourites like Laocoön and his sons and Donatello's David, discovering new names like Rainer of Huy and Cellini and Egid Quirin Asam, when i came up to Marcel Duchamp and his bottle rack. Heavens, we're looking at millenia of tradition collected in fifty pieces and this author devotes a fifth of the book to such as Duchamp and Joseph Beuys? I haven't the patience. Three stars for getting me past t ...more
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i have studied art history, but it is visual arts like painting that I know best. this collection is familiar to some extent, and perhaps cliche to sculptors but not to me. it does remind me that it is sculpture’s physicality, their impression on shared space, that cannot be replicated in photos. oh well, maybe when 3-D becomes common.
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