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- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99
Marcel Duchamp is often viewed as an "artist-engineer-scientist," a kind of rationalist who relied heavily on the ideas of the French mathematician and philosopher Henri Poincaré. Yet a complete portrait of Duchamp and his multiple influences draws a different picture. In his 3 Standard Stoppages (1913-1914), a work that uses chance as an artistic... more...
- Troubador Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.99
Anne Acheson was a sensitive, caring and extremely talented sculptress, who did voluntary work in the First and Second World Wars. Either side of each of the global conflicts, she pursued her chosen career in sculpting, becoming very popular and successful during the 1920s and 1930s. more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 25.00
A disciple of Classical sculpture in a time of pervasive abstract modernism, Lawrence M. Ludtke (1929?2007) of Houston imbued his creations with a sense of movement and realism through his attention to detail, anatomy, and proportion. As a skilled athlete who played professional baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers organization, Ludtke brought to his... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00
Antiquities modified through restoration have shaped the study of ancient sculpture from the very beginning: Statues that were added to, completed, or otherwise modified between 1500 and 1900 represent a considerable portion of the surviving material basis. In a discussion of selected examples this volume seeks to shed light on the circumstances surrounding... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 40.00
Peter Mason takes a bold, multidisciplinary approach in this account of the idea of the colossal in culture. He gathers instances of the colossal throughout history—including the obelisks of Egypt, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Roman Colosseum, the heads of the Olmecs, and the stone statues of Easter Island—using historical and archaeological... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
A Host of Devils provides an in-depth account of the background, origin and development of the spirit figure sculptures which emerged during colonial times among the Makonde people of Mozambique. The creation of such works is shown to connect with a regional system of knowledge and practice, within which spirits function as a format for expression.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Firmly grounded in archival research, Sculpture Collections in Early Modern Spain transforms our knowledge regarding the presence of sculpture in the country during the period, which until now has been erroneously characterized as close to non-existent. This study reveals the importance of sculpture as a status symbol among nobles, humanists and artists,... more...
- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 27.95
In this groundbreaking anthology, twenty-two artists, architects, historians, critics, curators, and philosophers explore the role of public art in creating a national identity, contending that each work can only be understood by analyzing the context in which it is commissioned, built, and received. They emphasize the historical continuum between... more...