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Description - Introduction to Italian Sculpture, Volume II by John Pope-Hennessy

For the fourth edition of this introduction to Italian sculpture, the author has thoroughly revised the text, notes and bibliographies, incorporating all the significant new research and publications since the last major revision in 1970-2. Volume II, spanning the 15th century, is dominated by the revolutionary genius of Donatello, whose work is illustrated. The author traces through this period the development, or revival of the free-standing statue, the relief, the bronze statuette, the equestrian monument and the portrait bust. Other great masters include Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio, Antonio Rossellino, Desiderio da Settignano, Riccio, Francesco Laurana and Tullio Lombardo. The new edition of this work provides an accessible introduction to the subject for scholars, students and all lovers of Italian art. At the same time its scholarly notes make it a valuable reference work. Each volume in the set of three can be enjoyed in its own right.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714838823
ISBN-10: 0714838829
Format: Paperback
(290mm x 250mm x 25mm)
Pages: 444
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Pope-Hennessy

Sir John Pope-Hennessy (1913-94) was one of the twentieth century's most distinguished art historians and museum directors. He was Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum (1967-73), Director of the British Museum (1974-6), and Consultative Chairman of the Department of European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum, New York (1977-86). He was an authority on Renaissance art, and his publications included Paolo Uccello (1950), Fra Angelico (1952), The Portrait in the Renaissance (1967), Raphael (1970), Luca della Robbia (1980), Cellini (1985) and Donatello Sculptor (1993).

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