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European Sculpture, 1400-1900: In the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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By Ian Wardropper

This volume features 92 masterpieces of sculpture from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. These works include a wide range of media—marble, bronze, stucco, wood, terracotta, and ivory—and scale, from a tiny, fantastically decorated oil lamp to Antonio Canova’s eight-foot-tall Perseus with the Head of Medusa. Works by the great European sculptors and artists—including della Robbia, Giambologna, Bernini, Girardon, Pigalle, Houdon, Thorvaldsen, Messerschmidt, Degas, and Rodin—are presented and illustrated. Ian Wardropper’s authoritative discussion incorporates information from recent conservation studies and the latest scholarly research, and provides for the first time an overview of the Metropolitan’s world- renowned sculpture collection.

304 pages. Approximately 155 full- color illustrations. 8 1/2'' x 12''. Hardcover.

  • 304 pages
  • Approximately 155 full-color illustrations
  • 8 1/2'' x 12''
  • Hardcover

Editorial Reviews

“… a beautiful and accessible overview of one of the world’s greatest collections of statuary…Wardropper writes well, the scholarly apparatus is extensive, and the material itself is of the highest quality. Highly recommended.”
      —Library Journal

“Beautiful and scholaraly”
      —Bearded Roman

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Description

By Ian Wardropper

This volume features 92 masterpieces of sculpture from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. These works include a wide range of media—marble, bronze, stucco, wood, terracotta, and ivory—and scale, from a tiny, fantastically decorated oil lamp to Antonio Canova’s eight-foot-tall Perseus with the Head of Medusa. Works by the great European sculptors and artists—including della Robbia, Giambologna, Bernini, Girardon, Pigalle, Houdon, Thorvaldsen, Messerschmidt, Degas, and Rodin—are presented and illustrated. Ian Wardropper’s authoritative discussion incorporates information from recent conservation studies and the latest scholarly research, and provides for the first time an overview of the Metropolitan’s world- renowned sculpture collection.

304 pages. Approximately 155 full- color illustrations. 8 1/2'' x 12''. Hardcover.





  • 304 pages
  • Approximately 155 full-color illustrations
  • 8 1/2'' x 12''
  • Hardcover




Editorial Reviews

“… a beautiful and accessible overview of one of the world’s greatest collections of statuary…Wardropper writes well, the scholarly apparatus is extensive, and the material itself is of the highest quality. Highly recommended.”
      —Library Journal

“Beautiful and scholaraly”
      —Bearded Roman



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