The Sculptural Imagination
Figurative, Modernist, Minimalist
By (author) Alex Potts
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Sculptural Imagination by Alex Potts
Book DescriptionA 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 on the viewer. The book begins with the 18th century and proceeds to the end of the 20th.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300088014
(256mm x 192mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alex Potts
Experiments in Modern Realism, Hardback (June 2013)
Offers an understanding of the aethetics and politics of postwar European and American art. Questioning the widespread assumption that the most innovative practices were non-representational, this title shows how a powerful realist impulse operated alongside a strong commitment to abstraction.
Modern Sculpture Reader, Paperback (August 2012)
Presents a collection of writings on the creation, display, and interpretation of sculpture. This title offers an insight into the development of the critical language of sculpture and its connections to other media in an era of increasingly conceptual artistic practice.
History of the Art of Antiquity, Paperback (March 2006)
Investigates the idea of beauty over time and space. This book offers a chronological account whose conceptual and historical paradigms have been reiterated and contested into the twentieth century. It not only sketches the circumstances that shaped Winckelmann's project but also assesses this scholar's influence on European intellectual life.
Flesh and the Ideal, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Alex Potts
A biography of Johann Joachim Winckelmann, 18th-century German philosopher and aesthetician. Analyzing Winckelmann's magnum opus, "History of the Art of Antiquity", it explains the fundamental importance to art history of this account of the aesthetic and imaginative Greek ideal in art.
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