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Classical Sculpture and the Culture of Collecting in Britain since 1760
     

Classical Sculpture and the Culture of Collecting in Britain since 1760

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by Viccy Coltman
 

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This is a book about classical sculptures in the early modern period, centuries after the decline and fall of Rome, when they began to be excavated, restored, and collected by British visitors in Italy in the second half of the eighteenth century. Viccy Coltman contrasts the precarious and competitive culture of eighteenth-century collecting, which integrated

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This is a book about classical sculptures in the early modern period, centuries after the decline and fall of Rome, when they began to be excavated, restored, and collected by British visitors in Italy in the second half of the eighteenth century. Viccy Coltman contrasts the precarious and competitive culture of eighteenth-century collecting, which integrated sculpture into the domestic interior back home in Britain, with the study and publication of individual specimens by classical archaeologists like Adolf Michaelis a century later. Her study is comprehensively illustrated with over 100 photographs.

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"[A]nyone seriously concerned with the history of the lure of classical sculpture, to quote the subtitle of the magisterial volume on this subject by Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny, will wish to delve into the materials here to examine the particular reasons for these many gentlemen to collect antiquity, thereby, as Thomas Jenkins put it, 'producing a continuation or connection with ages in which such interesting works were produced'."—David Cast, Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews

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ISBN-13:
9780191609534
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
08/06/2009
Series:
Classical Presences
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
18 MB
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Viccy Coltman is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh.

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