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Description - American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Donna J. Hassler

This is the second volume of a two-volume set that records the distinguished collection of late-nineteenth- and early-twentiety-century American sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The book presents nearly two hundred works by seventy sculptors. The sculptors include Paul Wayland Bartlett, Frances Grimes, Adolph Alexander Weinman, Bessie Potter Vannoh, James Earle Fraser, Gaston Lachaise, Max Weber, Elie Nadelman, Jose de Creeft, Paul Manship, and John Henry Bradley Storrs. A biography of each of the sculptors summarises the artist's life, and catalogue entries discuss each of the objects treated in this volume in terms of its subject and creation, its place in the artist's oeuvre, other extant versions of the work, and its complete exhibition history after it entered the Metropolitan's collection. The biographies and catalogue entries incorporate the very latest scholarship as well as the wealth of archival material at the Museum to present a brief but thorough and up-to-date documentation of each artist and work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300088472
ISBN-10: 0300088477
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 229mm x mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Donna J. Hassler

Thayer Tolles is assistant curator, department of American paintings and sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Donna J. Hassler is executive director, Rensselaer County Historical Society, Troy, New York. Joan M. Marter is distinguished professor of art history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.