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The materials of sculpture /

by Penny, Nicholas [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1993Description: ix, 318 pages : illustrations (chiefley colour) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780300065817; 0300055544; 0300065817 (pbk.); 0300055560 (hardback).Subject(s): Sculpture -- Technique | Sculpture -- History | Material | Sculpture | Sculpture materials | Sculptures
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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