50 Sculptures You Should Know

50 Sculptures You Should Know

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by Isabel Kuhl
     
 

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 continuing through the Classical, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and Modern periods, this collection introduces readers to the

Overview

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 continuing through the Classical, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and Modern periods, this collection introduces readers to the artists and works that make sculpture such an exciting medium to explore. Among the artists included in the book are Michelangelo, Bernini, Rodin, Duchamp, Giacometti, Calder, Moore, Beuys, de Saint Phalle, and Bourgeois. From the Madonna of Essen, the oldest known sculpture of the Virgin Mary, to the sinuous metal sheets that make up Richard Serra's Matter of Time, each work is presented in spreads that offer beautiful photographs, biographical profiles of the artists, historical context, and anecdotal information. Broader texts describe various eras and styles as the book moves chronologically toward the present day, providing an art history lesson for everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791343389
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Isabel Kuhl is an art historian who lives in Barcelona, Spain. She is the author of numerous books on art. Klaus Reichold is an art historian and the author of Buildings That Changed the World and Paintings That Changed the World (both by Prestel).

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50 Sculptures You Should Know 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
nysa00 More than 1 year ago
A very interesting book with just the right amount of info on each piece & a very helpful timeline running throughout the book. Unfortunately it does not represent world sculpture. Only Classical, Renaissance, and Modern Western sculptures are included. The children's version of this book, 13 Sculptures Children Should Know is a better sampling of world sculpture. If you are interested in a good sampling of Western sculpture this book is worth the $20 price, if you are interested in a sampling of sculpture as a whole you should keep looking.