Fifty sculptures you should know
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.
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THE KORAI OF THE ERECTHEION
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Acropolis Alexander Calder altar altarpiece angel antiquity Antonio Canova architect architecture artist Asam Auguste Rodin Baptistery Bartholdi becomes begins Berlin Bernini Bernward body Born Bottle Rack Brancusi bronze Canova Cathedral Chapel Charlemagne Chartres Christ church classical Cologne commission David depicted detail Discus Thrower Donatello doors Duchamp Edgar Degas Egid Quirin Asam equestrian statue Essen famous feet figures Florence France Franz Anton Bustelli French Gates GERMAN EMPEROR Gero Crucifixion Gianlorenzo Bernini Golden Madonna Gormley Gothic Greek head Henry Moore Hildesheim Houdon huge Johann Laocoon Lorenzo Ghiberti Louise Bourgeois manufactory marble Marcus Aurelius material Medici Michelangelo Minster monumental Munich Musee Naumburg Nicholas of Verdun Niki de Saint painter painting Paradise Paris Pergamon Peter Parler Picasso plinth Pope portrait Prague reliefs Roman Rome Saint Phalle scene Schadow sculpture shrine Sluter statuette stone surviving Three Kings Tilman Riemenschneider Venice victory Virgin Voltaire World York