This sumptuous catalogue, published to accompany a landmark exhibition at the Royal Academy, examines bronze’s earliest beginnings in North Africa, the Middle East and China, as it left behind tools and weaponry to become a fine-art material. Leading authorities chart the virtuosity of artists in ancient Greece and Rome; later developments in Asia and Africa; bronze’s great flowering in the European Renaissance in the hands of such figures as Ghiberti, Donatello and Cellini; and its use in the modern era by artists from Rodin and Picasso to Beuys and Bourgeois. A unique testament to the works of art that one medium has inspired, Bronze contains lavish colour plates of over 150 masterworks arranged chronologically to take the reader on a voyage through time, tracing the work of bronze sculptors, casters and chasers through the centuries.
The book is in good condition and is unread. There is a scratch and mark on the front cover.
- Author: David Ekserdjian
- Paperback: 301 pages
- Date published: 2012
- Language: English
- Condition: Used - good.
- ISBN: 978-1907533297
- Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 24 cm