RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 037770223 LA English T1 Augustin Pajou : royal sculptor, 1730-1809 A1 Draper, James David., Pajou, Augustin,, Scherf, Guilhem., Musée du Louvre., Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), PB Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Réunion des Musées Nationaux ; Distributed by H.N. Abrams PP New York; Paris; New York YR 1997 SN 0870998404 9780870998409 0870998412 9780870998416 0810965186 9780810965188 AB This publication is the first major study of the French Neoclassical sculptor Augustin Pajou (1730-1809) in almost a century, and it is the only work about him in English. Here the artist's work is discussed and illustrated in depth, and the artistic, courtly, and aristocratic circles in which he worked are considered in detail. This examination concentrates on the beginnings of Neoclassicism and explores the philosophical and scientific underpinnings of the Enlightenment, in which Pajou played an important part. This publication, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Musee du Louvre, Paris, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, presents to both the scholar and the general reader a great artist who has at last received his due. The volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a detailed chronology, a short history of the artist's critical reputation, an exhaustive bibliography, and a complete index.