Venice: Guide to Sculpture from the Origins to the 20th Century
This guidebook is unusual in that it is entirely dedicated to sculpture. Although guidebooks to the paintings of particular cities have existed since the seventeenth century, the sculpture of Venice has never had a guide of its own. This long wait is surely due to the greater effort of the imagination necessary to comprehend and appreciate sculpture's abstraction, lack of color, concentration on the single figure and lack of naturalistic setting. Yet its very abstractness, along with its durability, the expense of its material and transport and the labor and skill involved in its manufacture have always conferred on sculpture a nobility and prestige that far exceeded that of painting. In Venice, sculpture was the preferred medium for the symbolization of civic virtue and the commemoration of great men and deeds.This book is intended to introduce the interested amateur to the principal monuments of this splendid but undervalued art.
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