50 Sculptures You Should Know

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Prestel, 2009 - Art - 157 pages
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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. Broader texts describe various eras and styles as the book moves chronologically toward the present day, providing an art history lesson for everyone.

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Contents

DISCUS THROWER
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THE KORAI OF THE ERECTHEION
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APOLLO BELVEDERE
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Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Isabel Kuhl is an art historian living in Cologne, Germany. Her previous books include Andy Warhol and Vincent van Gogh (both by Prestel).

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