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Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-293) and index.
Introduction -- The hardest stones -- Granite and porphyry -- White marbles and alabasters : part 1 -- White marbles and alabasters : part 2 -- The versatility of marble -- The traces of the tool -- Coloured marbles -- Schist, sandstone and limestone -- The structure and decoration of larger wooden sculpture -- Varieties of smaller wooden sculpture -- Ivory and horn -- Stamped and moulded clay -- Stucco and gesso -- Modelled clay -- Modelled wax -- Bronze and other copper alloys : part 1 -- Bronze and other copper alloys : part 2 -- Embossed and chased metal -- Conclusion.
Surveying the sculpture of many civilizations from ancient Egypt to 20th-century North America, this book provides a basic introduction to the nature of materials used by sculptors, examining how these were regarded as well as how they were worked in different periods and in different cultures.