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The materials of sculpture

Author: Nicholas Penny
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1993.
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This book surveys the sculpture of many civilizations, from ancient Egypt, Greece and China to fifteenth-century Italy, nineteenth-century France and twentieth-century North America, to explain how sculpture is made. The author provides a basic introduction to the nature of the materials used by sculptors, examining how these were regarded as well as how they were worked in different periods and in different  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Penny
ISBN: 0300055544 9780300055542 0300055560 9780300055566 0300065817 9780300065817
OCLC Number: 27814956
Description: ix, 318 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The hardest stones --
Granite and porphyry --
White marbles and alabasters: part 1 --
White marbles and alabasters: part 2 --
The versatility of marble --
The traces of the tool --
Coloured marbles --
Schist, sandstone and limestone --
The structure and decoration of larger wooden sculpture --
Varieties of smaller wooden sculpture --
Ivory and horn --
Stamped and moulded clay --
Stucco and gesso --
Modelled clay --
Modelled wax --
Bronze and other copper alloys: part 1 --
Bronze and other copper alloys: part 2 --
Embossed and chased metal.
Responsibility: Nicholas Penny.

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This book surveys the sculpture of many civilizations, from ancient Egypt, Greece and China to fifteenth-century Italy, nineteenth-century France and twentieth-century North America, to explain how sculpture is made. The author provides a basic introduction to the nature of the materials used by sculptors, examining how these were regarded as well as how they were worked in different periods and in different cultures.

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