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  • Auguste Rodinby Rainer Maria Rilke; Daniel Slager

    Archipelago Books 2004; US$ 30.00

    Rilke's lyrical meditation on Rodin's work, art, and what it means to be an artist. more...

  • Duchamp and the Aesthetics of Chanceby Herbert Molderings; John Brogden

    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...

  • Korwars and Korwar Styleby Theodorus Petrus van Baaren

    De Gruyter 1968; US$ 133.00

    Korwars and Korwar Style : Art and Ancestor Worship in North-West New Guinea more...

  • Jean Epsteinby Sarah Keller; Jason N. Paul

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 49.95

    Filmmaker and theoretician Jean Epstein profoundly influenced film practice, criticism and reception in France during the 1920s and well beyond. His work not only forms the crux of the debates of his time, but also remains key to understanding later developments in film practice and theory. Epstein's film criticism is among the most wide-ranging,... more...

  • The First Lady of Mulberry Walkby David Llewellyn

    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...

  • Life in Bronzeby Amy L. Bacon; James R. Reynolds; H. Ross Perot

    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...

  • Ergänzungsprozesseby Sascha Kansteiner

    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...

  • The Colossalby Peter Mason

    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...

  • Model-makingby David Neat

    Crowood 2013; US$ 21.86

    Model-making: Materials and Methods focuses primarily on the wide variety of materials that can be employed to make models; those which have been favoured for a while and those which are relatively new. The book looks at how these materials behave and how to get the best out of them, then illustrates a range of relatively simple methods of building,... more...

  • Sculpture Collections in Early Modern Spainby Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio; Rosario Coppel

    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...