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A Modern Sculpture (World of Art)
     

A Modern Sculpture (World of Art)

by Herbert Read
 

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Drawing on the knowledge of a lifetime of study, and the understanding of one who himself participated in the creative adventure of modern art, the late Sir Herbert Read traces the development of modern sculpture from Rodin to the present day and brings order into the apparently chaotic proliferation of styles and techniques during this period. 339 illus., 49 in

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Drawing on the knowledge of a lifetime of study, and the understanding of one who himself participated in the creative adventure of modern art, the late Sir Herbert Read traces the development of modern sculpture from Rodin to the present day and brings order into the apparently chaotic proliferation of styles and techniques during this period. 339 illus., 49 in color.

"His ability to survey the accomplishments of the art since Rodin...is unsurpassed...This history is necessary reading for all who are interested in the art of our own day." --Studio International

"Straightforward, intelligent approach to a complex subject." --The Economist

"Enviable brevity and sympathy." --The Observer

"Compactly written, profusely illustrated survey of the modern movement which is distinguished by the knowledge, sincerity and deeply felt convictions of the author." --British Book News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500200148
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
02/28/1985
Series:
World of Art Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
929,819
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Sir Herbert Edward Read, (1893–1968) was an English anarchist poet, and critic of literature and art. He was one of the earliest English writers to take notice of existentialism, and was strongly influenced by proto-existentialist thinker Max Stirner.

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