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Sculpture and Film

Sculpture and Film

Forthcoming

Jon Wood, Ian Christie
February 27, 2018

During much of the twentieth century, film was often assumed to be a ‘flat’ pictorial art, more often compared with painting and graphic media than with sculpture. In the last few decades, however, film has come to be more closely associated with sculpture, and in recent years, it has largely been...

Sculpture and the Garden

Sculpture and the Garden

Patrick Eyres, Fiona Russell
March 16, 2017

Although the integration of sculpture in gardens is part of a long tradition dating back at least to antiquity, the sculptures themselves are often overlooked, both in the history of art and in the history of the garden. This collection of essays considers the changing relationship between...

Iconoclasm: Contested Objects, Contested Terms

Iconoclasm: Contested Objects, Contested Terms

Stacy Boldrick, Richard Clay
March 06, 2017

The word 'iconoclasm' is most often used in relation to sculpture, because it is sculptures that most visibly bear witness to physical damage. But damage can also be invisible, and the actions of iconoclasm can be subtle and varying. Iconoclastic acts include the addition of objects and accessories...

Figuration/Abstraction: Strategies for Public Sculpture in Europe 1945-1968

Figuration/Abstraction: Strategies for Public Sculpture in Europe 1945-1968

Charlotte Benton
March 06, 2017

The notion that the practice of abstraction was confined to Western Europe while a stereotyped form of figuration defined the art of the Eastern bloc continues to dominate art historical accounts of public sculpture of the post-war period. This book offers a number of alternative readings, and...

Pantheons: Transformations of a Monumental Idea

Pantheons: Transformations of a Monumental Idea

Richard Wrigley, Matthew Craske
March 06, 2017

The institution of the pantheon has come a long way from its classical origins. Invented to describe a temple dedicated to many deities, the term later became so far removed from its original meaning, that by the twentieth century, it has been able to exist independently of any architectural and...

Rodin: The Zola of Sculpture

Rodin: The Zola of Sculpture

Claudine Mitchell
March 06, 2017

The expression 'the Zola of Sculpture' was coined in the circles of the Royal Academy in the 1880s as a term of abuse. Rodin: 'The Zola of Sculpture' reveals how the appraisal of Rodin in British culture was shaped by controversies around the literary models of Zola and Baudelaire, in a period when...

Sculpture and the Museum

Sculpture and the Museum

Christopher R. Marshall
November 17, 2016

Sculpture and the Museum is the first in-depth examination of the varying roles and meanings assigned to sculpture in museums and galleries during the modern period, from neo-classical to contemporary art practice. It considers a rich array of curatorial strategies and settings in order to examine...

Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau
November 11, 2016

Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe is the first in-depth study of the major role played by royal monuments in the public space of expanding cities across eighteenth-century Europe. Using the royal public statues as the basis for its examination of modern European cities, the...

Giacometti: Critical Essays

Giacometti: Critical Essays

Peter Read, Julia Kelly
September 09, 2016

Giacometti: Critical Essays brings together new studies by an international team of scholars who together explore the whole span of Alberto Giacometti's work and career from the 1920s to the 1960s. During this complex period in France's intellectual history, Giacometti's work underwent a series of...

Sculpture and Archaeology

Sculpture and Archaeology

Paul Bonaventura, Andrew Jones
September 09, 2016

In recent years the intersections between art history and archaeology have become the focus of critical analysis by both disciplines. Contemporary sculpture has played a key role in this dialogue. The essays in this volume, by art historians, archaeologists and artists, take the intersection...

Sculpture and the Vitrine

Sculpture and the Vitrine

John C. Welchman
September 09, 2016

Vitrines and glass cabinets are familiar apparatuses that have in large part defined modern modes of display and visibility, both within and beyond the museum. They separate objects from their contexts, group them with other objects, both similar and dissimilar, and often serve to reinforce their...

Sculpture and Psychoanalysis

Sculpture and Psychoanalysis

Brandon Taylor
August 26, 2016

Just what do psychoanalysis and modern sculpture have to do with one another? The present collection of essays, unique in its field, shows how key metaphors of Freudian and Kleinian psychoanalysis - splitting, projection, sublimation, identification, the schizoid and reparative mechanisms - as well...

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