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Author: David Ekserdjian; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Royal Academy of Arts ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., ©2012.
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"Bronze, long celebrated for its durability and the wide range of effects that it offers, has been prized as an artistic material in many parts of the world throughout the ages. Magnificent bronze sculptures from ancient times have emerged unscathed after millennia on the sea-bed, and the material has been used for works on all scales, from the minute to the monumental. This sumptuous catalogue examines bronze's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Ekserdjian; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781907533280 1907533281 9781907533297 190753329X
OCLC Number: 781677604
Notes: "First published on the occasion of the exhibition Bronze Royal Academy of Arts, London, 15 September-9 December 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: 301 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Bronze : an introduction / David Ekserdjian --
Bronze casting : the art of translation / Francesca G. Bewer --
The ancient near East and Egypt / Timothy Potts --
Chinese bronzes / Jessica Rawson --
Greece, Etruria and Rome / Carol C. Mattusch --
Sacred metals in South and Southeast Asia / John Guy --
West Africa : the lower Niger region / John Picton --
The bronze object in the middle ages / Ittai Weinryb --
The Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe / David Ekserdjian --
The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Eike D. Schmidt --
The nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Patrick Elliott.
Responsibility: edited by David Ekserdjian.

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"Bronze, long celebrated for its durability and the wide range of effects that it offers, has been prized as an artistic material in many parts of the world throughout the ages. Magnificent bronze sculptures from ancient times have emerged unscathed after millennia on the sea-bed, and the material has been used for works on all scales, from the minute to the monumental. This sumptuous catalogue examines bronze's earliest beginnings in North Africa, the Middle East and China, as it left behind tools and weaponry to become a fine-art material. Leading authorities chart the virtuosity of artists in ancient Greece and Rome; later developments in Asia and Africa; bronze's great flowering in the European Renaissance in the hands of such figures as Ghiberti, Donatello and Cellini; and its use in the modern era by artists from Rodin and Picasso to Brancusi and Bourgeois. A unique testament to the works of art that one medium has inspired, Bronze contains lavish colour plates of over 150 masterworks arranged chronologically to take the reader on a voyage through time, tracing the work of bronze sculptors, casters and chasers through the centuries."--Jacket.

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