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

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 304
  • Illustrations: 155 in full color
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2'' x 12''
  • Format: Hardcover
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  • ISBN: 9780300175899



By Ian Wardropper

This volume features 92 masterpieces of sculpture from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. These works include a wide range of mediamarble, bronze, stucco, wood, terracotta, and ivoryand scale, from a tiny, fantastically decorated oil lamp to Antonio Canovas eight-foot-tall Perseus with the Head of Medusa. Works by the great European sculptors and artistsincluding della Robbia, Giambologna, Bernini, Girardon, Pigalle, Houdon, Thorvaldsen, Messerschmidt, Degas, and Rodinare presented and illustrated. Ian Wardroppers authoritative discussion incorporates information from recent conservation studies and the latest scholarly research, and provides for the first time an overview of the Metropolitans world- renowned sculpture collection.

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

a beautiful and accessible overview of one of the worlds greatest collections of statuaryWardropper 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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