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  • Making Sculpture from Scrap Metalby Peter Parkinson

    Crowood 2015; US$ 9.99

    Transforming unlikely pieces of scrap metal into significant works of art - giving new life to things we throw away - is an accessible, creative and fulfilling activity. This book describes and illustrates the concerns and techniques involved in making this kind of sculpture, looking behind the work at the richness and diversity of an area of sculpture... more...

  • The Marvellous and the Monstrous in the Sculpture of Twelfth-Century Europeby Kirk Ambrose

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    Richly-illustrated consideration of the meaning of the carvings of non-human beings, from centaurs to eagles, found in ecclesiastical settings. more...

  • Rodin's Artby Albert E. Elsen; Rosalyn Frankel Jamison; Bernard Barryte; Frank Wing

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 41.99

    This reference/catalogue, written by the late Dr. Elsen, encompasses a lifetime's thoughts on Rodin's career, surveying the artist's accomplishments through the detailed discussion of each object in the collection. It begins with essays on the formation of the collection, the reception of Rodin's work, and his casting techniques. more...

  • Sculpture with a Torchby John Rood

    University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 60.00 US$ 51.00

    John Rood, a sculpture and former professor of art at the University of Minnesota, provides in this book a practical, how-to-do-it discussion of the technique of welded metal sculpture. In addition to serving as an instruction manual for students and arti more...

  • Art of Eastern India, 300-800by Frederick M. Asher

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 67.50 US$ 57.38

    Though scholars have extensive knowledge of the art that flourished during Pala rule in Eastern India (ca. 800-1200), little is known about Eastern Indian art during the preceding 500 years. This half-millennium includes the period of the Gupta dynasty an more...

  • History of Early Stone Sculpture at Mathura, ca. 150 BCE - 100 CEby Sonya Rhie Quintanilla

    BRILL 2007; US$ 216.00

    This volume provides the first comprehensive chronology of the earliest known stone sculptures from the north Indian city of Mathura. It includes new evidence for the reattribution of objects, emergence of the anthropomorphic Buddha image, and predominance of a heterodox sect of Jainism. more...

  • Welding For Dummiesby Steven Robert Farnsworth

    Wiley 2010; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.99

    Get the know-how to weld like a pro Being a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market, as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task. This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating... more...

  • Ergänzungsprozesseby Sascha Kansteiner

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    Die Antike und ihre Rezeption wurden bisher weitgehend in den Grenzen von Fachdisziplinen erforscht. In der Reihe Transformationen der Antike steht dagegen die interdisziplinäre Kontextualisierung der produktiven Transformationen antiker Wissenschaften und Künste im Vordergrund. Dargestellt wird der langwellige, von der Spätantike bis zur... more...

  • Images of Lustby James Jerman; Anthony Weir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Sexually explicit sculptures may be found on a number of medieval churches in France and Spain. This fascinating study examines the origins and purposes of these sculptures, viewing them not as magical fertility symbols, nor even as idols of ancient pre-Christian religions, but as serious works that dealt with the sexual customs and salvation of medieval... more...

  • Critical Issues in Public Artby Harriet Senie

    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...