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Sculpture : the adventure of modern sculpture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Author: Antoinette Le Normand-Romain
Publisher: New York : Skira/Rizzoli, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays and photos describe how sculpture has functioned in society over time. A sampling from Part I includes: The statue and its political implication ; Neoclassical violence ; The big commissions ; Honoring prominent men and women ; Portraiture ; Cemeteries become museums ; Sculpture ministering to architecture ; Rodin. A sampling from Part II includes: Shock of primitive arts ; Matisse as sculptor ; The  Read more...
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Sculpture (L'aventure de la sculpture moderne). English.
Sculpture.
New York : Skira/Rizzoli, 1986
(OCoLC)561380543
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antoinette Le Normand-Romain
ISBN: 0847807517 9780847807512
OCLC Number: 13902805
Notes: Translation of: La Sculpture : l'aventure de la sculpture moderne, XIXe et XXe siècles.
Includes index.
Description: 306 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
Contents: 1. Nineteenth century --
Tradition and rupture --
Neoclassicism / Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, translated from the French by Michael Heron --
Sculpture under Louis-Philippe --
The Second Empire / Anne Pingeot, translated from the French by Michael Taylor --
Affirmation of the Republican idea --
2. Twentieth century --
The adventure of modern sculpture --
Permanence and Avant-garde / Reinhold Hohl, translated from the German by André Marling and Michael Heron --
A new technique: the assemblage --
Sculpture conquers space --
Realism and Surrealism --
Abstraction and figuration --
Monumentality and new techniques / Jean-Luc Daval, translated from the French by Michael Heron --
The space of representation --
The redefinition of American sculpture: from Minimalism to Earthworks / Barbara Rose --
The affirmation sculpture / Jean-Luc Daval, translated from the French by Michael Heron.
Other Titles: Sculpture (L'aventure de la sculpture moderne).
Responsibility: by Antoinette Le Normand-Romain [and others].

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Essays and photos describe how sculpture has functioned in society over time. A sampling from Part I includes: The statue and its political implication ; Neoclassical violence ; The big commissions ; Honoring prominent men and women ; Portraiture ; Cemeteries become museums ; Sculpture ministering to architecture ; Rodin. A sampling from Part II includes: Shock of primitive arts ; Matisse as sculptor ; The beginnings of Cubism ; Object art and appreciation ; Dada assemblages ; Welding and forging ; Picasso at Boisgeloup ; Psychodrama of Giacometti ; Moore, a shining example ; The utopia of the machine ; Pop sculpture ; Earthworks and Land Art ; Arte Povera.

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