In the EVERYMAN ART LIBRARY series, an account of the history of sculpted representations of the human body, which acknowledges the critical debates about the body as well as the aesthetic and historical significance of individual works of art. Contains colour illustrations.
This is a history of sculpted representations of the human body, acknowledging the critical debates about the body, as well as the aesthetic and historical significance of individual works of art. The book's coverage ranges from prehistory to postmodernism and incorporates both the great achievements of such sculptors as Donatello, Michelangelo, Canova and Brancusi, and those shadier representations of the human body which the author identifies as sculpture's "doppelganger", from waxworks to cyborgs. The book's sub-theme, painting on sculpture and the use of mixed media, is pursued as a historical counterpoint to evolving ideas about the development of the body.
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Introduction: waxworks, dolls and "doppelgangers". Idols, myths and magic - the body in antiquity; the body re-born - the Middle Ages; the apotheosis of the body - High Renaissance and Baroque; the sublime body - the 18th century; the body in colour - the 19th century; abjections and assemblage - the body in the 20th century.
The Body In Sculpture by Tom Flynn
Everyman Art Library
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