Introduction to Italian Sculpture Boxset / Edition 4by John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy
Pub. Date: 10/17/1996
Publisher: Phaidon Press
First published more than thirty years ago, Sir John Pope-Hennessy's classic Introduction to Italian Sculpture still stands as the definitive introduction to the subject. A triumph of clear organization, sustained critical scholarship and sure aesthetic judgement, its three volumes bring order to a huge mass of material, and present a magisterial survey of one of the most creative phases in Western art; these books have long been indispensable for scholars, students, curators, collectors and dealers. For the fourth edition of this great work, the author revised and brought up to date the text, notes and bibliographies. The design has been dramatically transformed, with all the illustrations now appearing in a single sequence integrated with the narrative text. Many new photographs have been obtained, and duotone printing has been used to achieve the highest possible quality of reproduction. Although Sir John supervised all aspects of this new edition, sadly he died before seeing it in print. It is now published as a fitting tribute to a great scholar.
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