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Revival and Invention

Sculpture through its Material Histories

Edited By Sébastien Clerbois and Martina Droth

Materials may seem to be sculpture’s most obvious aspect. Traditionally seen as a means to an end, and frequently studied in terms of technical procedures, their intrinsic meaning often remains unquestioned. Yet materials comprise a field rich in meaning, bringing into play a wide range of issues crucial to our understanding of sculpture. This book places materials at the centre of our approach to sculpture, examining their symbolic and aesthetic language, their abstract and philosophical associations, and the ways in which they reveal the political, economic and social contexts of sculptural practice. Spanning a chronology from antiquity through to the end of the nineteenth century, the essays collected in this book uncover material properties as fundamental to artistic intentionality.

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Aeneas 47 alabaster 35–36, 46, 163–64, 210, 212, 215 Alberti, Leon Battista 34, 45, 100, 135 Alexandre, Louis 207 Algardi, Alessandro 158, 231 amber 18, 47 Ammannati, Bartolomeo 127–28, 147 Andre, Carl xix, xxi Antaeus 134 Antinous 17 Antoninus 33 Apollo 20, 25–26, 33, 42, 101, 132 Apuleius 33 Aristotle 5, 102 Artemis 25 Athena 35, 39, 232 Augustus 33, 38–43, 45–48, 154 Avery, Charles 1 Azpilcueta, Martin de 159 Baldinucci, Filippo 100, 126 Balzac, Honoré de 22 Bandinelli, Baccio 124, 128–29, 145 Barrow, John 172 Barry, Fabio 1 Barthe, George 226 Barthel, Melchior 160 Barye, Antoine-Louis 214 basalt 23 Baudry, Marie-Thérèse xx Baxandall, Michael xx, 3–5, 187 Beauregard, Carpentier 232 Bede 34 Bernini, Domenico 100 Bernini, Gianlorenzo 100–1, 156–58, 161, 183–84 Bernstein, Jay 1 Beuys, Joseph xix Bewer, Francesca 1 Bicchi, Mettelo 159 Boccioni, Umberto xix Bohde, Daniela 2 Boilly, Louis Léopold 207 bone 19, 25, 27 Borghini, Vincenzo 123 Boselli, Orfeo 125 Braecke, Pierre-Jean 236, 242 Brambilla, Ambrogio 94, 105, 108, 119 brass 172, 235 bronze 1, 5, 9, 17–27, 42, 46, 72, 91, 134, 136–37, 154–55, 162, 172–74, 181, 186, 200–2, 207–10, 212, 216, 235–36, 242, 244, 252 Brutus 17 Butters, Suzanne 1 Buzio, Ippolito 159 Cacus 129 Caesar, Jules 38–39, 43 Caligula 39 Calmeyn, Maurice 239, 255 Canova, Antonio 208, 231 Caporale, Francesco 162 cardboard 7, 204, 209 Carpeaux, Jean-Baptiste 217, 226, 227–28...

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