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How to Look at Sculpture
     

How to Look at Sculpture

by David Finn
 

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It is my hope that through this book I can share with readers the excitement I feel in looking at sculpture all over the world. This is a general book on how to appreciate sculpture, not a lesson on any particular period or school or artist.

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It is my hope that through this book I can share with readers the excitement I feel in looking at sculpture all over the world. This is a general book on how to appreciate sculpture, not a lesson on any particular period or school or artist.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Finn ( How to Visit a Museum ), a photographer whose pictures of sculpture have appeared in over 25 books, explains in words and 70 photographs what to look for in any piece of sculpture: finely crafted details; textures inherent in raw materials, as well as those fabricated or refined by an artist; and the form of the whole, alive with emotional ``tension,'' as seen from various angles. Finn advises developing a ``tactile-feeling eye'' and exercising it whenever possible, ``in effect touching . . . with your eyes rather than with your hand''--though if a museum guard is nodding off, a discreet laying-on of hands is also urged. The author's survey of individual works and ways of seeing them, from classical to post-modern and Greek to East Indian, is weak in words but strong in images. When generalizing about the meaning of sculpture in the abstract, Finn fails to convey the special impact of his photographs (``What is remarkable about details in a great figurative work of sculpture is that they ennoble the human form''). But his pictures of nude figures are outstanding, conveying the warmth of flesh in stone. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810924123
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1989
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.50(d)

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