Sculpture through its Material Histories
List of Colour Plates vii List of Figures xiii Acknowledgements xvii Sébastien Clerbois and Martina Droth Introduction xix Michael Cole The Cult of Materials 1 Carol Mattusch The Privilege of Bronze: Modern Perception of Classical Materials 17 Fabio Barry A Whiter Shade of Pale: Relative and Absolute White in Roman Sculpture and Architecture 31 Martin Hirsch The Late Gothic Clay Sculpture of Bavaria 63 Maarten Delbeke Matter Without Qualities? Wax in Giacomo Vivio’s Discorso of 1590 91 Emilie Passignat Twisting Marble: Observations on the Figura Serpentinata and its Applications 121 vi Philippe Malgouyres Coloured Stones, Sculpted Objects: Subjects for Sculpture 153 Malcolm Baker Shifting Materials, Shifting Values? Contemporary Responses to the Materials of Eighteenth-Century Sculpture 171 Catherine Chevillot Nineteenth-Century Sculpteurs and Mouleurs: Developments in Theory and Practice 201 Sébastien Clerbois The Revival of Ivory Sculpture in Belgium (1890–1910): The Material in Question 231 Notes on Contributors 257 Bibliography 261 Index 269
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