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See below for a selection of the latest books from Sculpture category. Presented with a red border are the Sculpture books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sculpture books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
This guide shows you step by step how to sculpt realistic figures, from face to feet, through 10 projects. Professional sculptor and instructor Elizabeth Bonvalot provides the guidance and tips needed toawith time and practice!areach realism with your sculpted figures. Begin with the fundamentals, such as the types and properties of clays, the materials and tools, four base techniques, and topics such as roughing out, adding clay, detailing, engobe, firing, and patinas. The first five lessons teach the elements of figure sculpting, focusing your attention on heads, faces, hands, feet, and the body. The next five projects offer a sequence for effective skills building as you create a bas-relief portrait, an animal, a standing nude, a bust, and a lifesize figure. This comprehensive approach is perfect for people who love clay and have a can-do attitude, even with limited formal art class experience.
Sculptor Claus Bury (b. 1946) has been enhancing public spaces in Germany for more than four decades with his monumental sculptures, which by now total more than 100. His canon of forms is comprised of geometric basic corpuses, such as squares and cubes, triangles and pyramids, rectangles, rhombuses and segments, which he employs in a contemporary Archaic style oriented on the antique structures of Egypt, Greece and Mexico. Bury's sculptures are almost always accessible, and the contingent changes in perspective do not only thematise the basic requirements of the human experience of form and space; they also articulate people's experience in their surroundings, impressively underpinning Hegel's theory that the world has a 'house character' and that man is fundamentally a domestic creature. A spectacular review of Claus Bury's monumental works in ships, gates, houses, arches, bridges and temples. Text in English and German.
The Skulpturensammlung und Museum fur Byzantinische Kunst is housed in the Bode-Museum, part of the ensemble of prestigious museums on the Museuminsel Berlin. Skulpturensammlung is one of the largest collections of ancient sculpture in the world (early Middle Ages to the late eighteenth century), with works from the German-speaking countries, France, the Low Countries, Italy and Spain. The collection includes works by legendary sculptors such as Donatello, Tilman Riemenschneider, Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini and Andreas Schluter. The Museum fur Byzantinische Kunst is a collection of Late Antique sarcophagi and sculpture from the Eastern Roman Empire, and ivory carvings from post-pharaonic, early Byzantine Egypt. The works presented in this volume are amongst the most prized by the museum's director, who combines expertise with a refreshingly personal perspective to invite the reader to experience them through new eyes.
It is widely recognised in Waldorf education that there should be a strong sculptural component in schools to balance with children's lessons in form drawing. The use of hands and sight to create physical forms, and the creativity that flows as a result, is an important experience for growing bodies and minds. This book presents myriad ideas for starting to work in clay, free from artistic pressure and full of fun and imagination.
Kistefos, Norway's preeminent home for contemporary sculpture since the late nineteen-nineties, offers globally-recognized artworks in a spectacular and atmospheric rural setting. The museum's principal purpose is to preserve and develop what is today a technical and industrial monument of national importance. This book is the museum's first major publication about its collection and not only documents works by artists such as Lynda Benglis, Tony Cragg, and Olafur Eliasson, among many others in the collection, but also marks the opening of a new building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) architects. It offers extensive written and visual material on the beautiful and innovative twisted bridge exhibition space that will open to the public in the summer of 2019. The book provides a comprehensive understanding of Kistefos's history, collection and architecture through essays that are accompanied by specially-commissioned images by renowned photographer Helene Binet.
Kistefos, Norway's preeminent home for contemporary sculp-ture since the late nineteen-nineties, offers globally-recog-nized artworks in a spectacular and atmospheric rural setting. The museum's principal purpose is to preserve and develop what is today a technical and industrial monument of nation-al importance. This book is the museum's first major publi-cation about its collection and not only documents works by artists such as Lynda Benglis, Tony Cragg, and Olafur Eliasson,among many others in the collection, but also marks the open-ing of a new building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) architects. It offers extensive written and visual material on the beautiful and innovative twisted bridge exhibition space that will open to the public in the summer of 2019. The book provides a comprehensive understanding of Kistefos's history, collection and architecture through essays that are accompa-nied by specially-commissioned images by renowned photog-rapher Helene Binet.
This book explores the achievements of a group of young women artists who learned about the New Art through an extraordinary faculty of innovators at Douglass College. New Art rejected the dominance of Abstract Expressionism, advocating that art should be based on everyday life and that anything can be art.
Arman is recognised internationally as being one of the leading artists of the second half of the 20th century and one of the main figures of the French artistic current of Nouveau Realisme. Arman was a US-naturalised French painter. This book covers the first twenty years of Arman's artistic production, from the Accumulations of industrial objects and series products to the Poubelles, documenting consumer society's waste; from the famous Coleres, Coupes and Combustions, which through different processes dematerialise objects depriving them of their functionality, to paintings, to actions and monumental works adhering to the 'poetic of things'.
This fascinating catalogue documents the English obsession with marble sculpture, during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. The display of classical sculpture was an essential requisite of every grand house in Britain during that period, and shaped the nature of the English country house - Holkham Hall, Kedleston Hall, Syon House, and many other equally famous examples. The master example was the Arundel collection, which itself drew on Italian precedents. There sculpture had been mounted in gardens, and the exedra as a means of display was taken over into English practice. The entrance hall with sculpture was then developed in unique form alongside the long gallery. Also to be considered are crypts and grottos, and study collections in the houses of men like Charles Townley, and indeed John Soane. This fascinating survey by Ruth Guilding gives valuable insight into an essential aspect of English 18th-century taste and culture. ...never forget that the most valuable acquisition a man of refined taste can make is a piece of fine Greek sculpture , as Hamilton wrote to Townley in 1771.
Antony Gormley occupies an unusual position as a highly popular sculptor - known chiefly for his Angel of the North (1998), a national landmark in the UK - who is also widely regarded as one of the most intellectually challenging artists working internationally. He is grounded in archaeology and anthropology, and looks to Asian and Buddhist traditions as much as to Western sculptural history, which he believes reached a punctuation point with Rodin. This is the first book to focus on Gormley's thoughts on sculpture, positioning his career and artistic philosophy in relation to its history. The book is structured thematically over four chapters: the first explores Gormley's thoughts on the body, time and space in relation to major works including European Field (1993) and `Still Standing' (2011), Gormley's rehang of the classical rooms at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The second chapter, `Sculptors', was first delivered as a series of five lectures for the BBC; in each, Gormley discusses a sculpture he considers to be of huge creative importance: Epstein's The Rock Drill (1913-15), Brancusi's The Endless Column (1935-38), Giacometti's La Place (1948-49), Joseph Beuys's Plight (1985) and Richard Serra's The Matter of Time (2005). In the third chapter, Gormley outlines the influence of Buddhist and Jain sculpture on his work and ideas, and the fourth showcases the artist's most recent sculptures.