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The sculptural imagination : figurative, modernist, minimalist

Author: Alex Potts
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book begins in the late eighteenth century, when a systematic formal distinction began to be made between painting and sculpture. Following changing attitudes toward sculpture through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Potts analyses for the first time the radical transformation that has occurred not only in the nature of sculptural works but also in their display and reception. He focuses on a broad range
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Potts
ISBN: 0300088019 9780300088014
OCLC Number: 44267810
Description: xiii, 417 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: The sculptural imagination and the viewing of sculpture --
Classical figures --
A sculptural aesthetic --
Surface values: Canova --
Modern figures --
Sculpture and modernity --
Rodin, Rilke and sculptural things --
Modernist objects and plastic form --
Modernism and the situation of sculpture --
The problem of sculptural form --
Sculpture as object: Brancusi --
Modernist sculpture --
The idea of a modern sculpture --
Sculpture as collage, as monster: David Smith --
Minimalism and High Modernism --
Literalism and objecthood --
Theatricality --
Aesthetic theory --
The phenomenological turn --
Sculpture and phenomenological theory --
Perception and presence --
Merleau-Ponty and the viewing of art --
The performance of viewing --
The staging of sculpture: Morris --
From public to private --
The siting of sculpture: Serra --
Objects and spaces --
Specific objects: Judd --
'A single thing ... open and extended' --
Space, time and situation --
The negated presence of sculpture --
A sculptural imagination: Andre --
Place, concept and desire --
Borderlines, 'nothing, everything': Hesse --
Conclusion: Arenas and objects of sculpture: Bourgeois.
Responsibility: Alex Potts.

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A study of the sculptural imagination. Alex Potts explores the special qualities of sculpture as a free-standing, three-dimensional entity, and he considers the distinctive demands sculpture places  Read more...

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