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LetterScapes: A Global Survey of Typographic Installations
LetterScapes: A Global Survey of Typographic Installations
by Anna Saccani
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We are bombarded with words today. Public spaces are saturated with a discordant mix of messages, but sometimes a sentence, a word, or even an individual letter stops us in our tracks. LetterScapes features thirty-seven typographic installations in... (read more)

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Sculpture: From Antiquity to Present Day (25)
Sculpture: From Antiquity to Present Day (25)
by Georges Duby
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Sculpture - From Antiquity to the Present Day "Text and illustrations form a remarkable whole, on a theme which has never been subjected to such a precise synthetic study." -Beaux Arts Magazine, Paris Ranging from ancient to contemporary... (read more)

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Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture
Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture
by Saatchi Gallery
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Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Saatchi Gallery in London, one of todays most important institutions collecting and exhibiting contemporary art, this mammoth book is the most comprehensive volume on contemporary sculpture. The title... (read more)

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Sculpture (Mega Squares)
Sculpture (Mega Squares)
by Grange Books
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Scupture is not considered an ornament for architecture anymore but is one of the most important elements in the work of the architect or the urban planner and stands out as an object of aestheticism. This book is devoted to sculptures from around the... (read more)

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Eccentric Objects: Rethinking Sculpture in 1960s America
Eccentric Objects: Rethinking Sculpture in 1960s America
by Jo Applin
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In America during the 1960s, sculpture as an artistic practice underwent a series of radical transformations. Artists including Lee Bontecou, Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras, H. C. Westermann, and Bruce Nauman offered alternative ways of imagining the... (read more)

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Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed
Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed
by Paula Murphy
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Paula Murphy, the leading expert on Irish sculpture, offers an extensive survey of the history of sculpture in Ireland in the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on the large public works produced during the Victorian period. The works of such... (read more)

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Yalos
Yalos
by Luca Barbero
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Glass is so malleable that it seemingly eludes the formal principles obeyed by most solid materials; it can be used to create a delicate windowpane or formed into a massive unbreakable block, translucent or opaque, jagged or smooth. The production of... (read more)

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Other Primary Structures
Other Primary Structures
by Jens Hoffmann
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The landmark Jewish Museum exhibition Primary Structures offered the first presentation of Minimalist sculptures in the United States, in 1966. The accompanying catalogue by Kynaston McShine became a key resource on artists such as Donald Judd, Carl... (read more)

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Passages in Modern Sculptures
Passages in Modern Sculptures
by Rosalind E Krauss
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"Distinguished art historian and critic Rosalind Krauss analyzes with exceptional clarity and insight the major works that have led 20th century sculpture from the traditional and figurative to the revolutionary conceptual art of the 1970s—an art... (read more)

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Obelisk: A History (Publications of the Burndy Library)
Obelisk: A History (Publications of the Burndy Library)
by Brian Curran
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andlt;Pandgt;Nearly every empire worthy of the name--from ancient Rome to the United States--has sought an Egyptian obelisk to place in the center of a ceremonial space. Obelisks--giant standing stones, invented in Ancient Egypt as sacred objects--serve... (read more)

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Playing with Fire: European Terracotta Models, 1740-1840
Playing with Fire: European Terracotta Models, 1740-1840
by James David Draper
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- This book is the catalogue for an exhibition that will be on view at the Musee du Louvre, Paris (September 15, 2003 to January 5, 2004); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 26 to April 23, 2004); and the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (May 6 to August... (read more)

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Attalos, Athens and the Akropolis: The Pergamene 'Little Barbarians' and Their Roman and Renaissance Legacy
Attalos, Athens and the Akropolis: The Pergamene 'Little Barbarians' and Their Roman and Renaissance Legacy
by Andrew Stewart
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This volume examines the 'little barbarians', ten highly expressive Roman marble figures of Giants, Amazons, Persians, and Gauls that were found in Rome in 1514 and are now recognized as copies of the Small (or Lesser) Attalid Dedication on the Athenian... (read more)

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One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity
One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity
by Miwon Kwon
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andlt;Pandgt;Site-specific art emerged in the late 1960s in reaction to the growing commodification of art and the prevailing ideals of art's autonomy and universality. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as site-specific art intersected with land art... (read more)

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Origins of Modern Sculpture: Pioneers and Premises
Origins of Modern Sculpture: Pioneers and Premises
by Albert Edward Elsen
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Elsen explores the changes that transformed sculpture between roughly 1890 and 1918.... (read more)

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Echoing Images: Couples in African Sculpture
Echoing Images: Couples in African Sculpture
by Alisa La Gamma
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Idealized pairings have been an enduring concern of sculptors across the African continent. This universal theme of duality is now examined in a handsome book that presents African sculptural masterpieces created in wood, bronze, terracotta, and beadwork... (read more)

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Sacred Art of the Earth: Ancient and Contemporary Earthworks
Sacred Art of the Earth: Ancient and Contemporary Earthworks
by Maureen Korp
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Sacred Art of the Earth reviews historically indigenous land use in North America and analyzes theory of sacred place. It also presents a typology for describing sacred sites as physical places and situates the archaic experience of sacred place within... (read more)

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The Portrait in Clay
The Portrait in Clay
by Peter Rubino
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Foro Italico
Foro Italico
by George Mott
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The sixty eighteen-foot marble Herculean statues, commissioned by Mussolini for the 1944 Olympic games, are available together for the first time in this publication.... (read more)

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The Big Pig Gig: Celebrating Pigs in the City
The Big Pig Gig: Celebrating Pigs in the City
by Rick Pender
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Cincinnati was transformed to Cin-sow-nati in the summer of 2000. The Big Pig Gig, a public art initiative, brought local artists, businesses, community and arts organizations, schools and individuals together to celebrate Cincinnati's porkopolis past... (read more)

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Encyclopedia Anatomica
Encyclopedia Anatomica
by Museo La Specola Florence
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Gathering together photographs of stunningly realistic wax anatomies from Florence's Museo La Specola, Encyclopedia Anatomica is a fascinating journey through the human body. Each chapter from the original volume is reduced here, though the most... (read more)

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