From antiquity to the 20th century, this sculpture collection offers a truly original vision of Western art. Here are the most sensual and harmonious masterworks to the most provocative and minimalist sculptures.
Sculpture shapes the world and our concept of beauty, leaving everlasting silhouettes and always creating new intriguing ones. These masterworks are the mirror of an era, of an artist and his public and through this sculpture gallery, one visits not only the history of art, but history as a whole. Between the acclaimed ideals of beauty and the most controversial works, 1,000 Sculptures of Genius will give you a true panoramic view of Western sculpture. Along with numerous references, comments on masterworks and biographies, this work enables the reader to rediscover Western world heritage and is the perfect guide for art students and statuary lovers.
Joseph Manca is a teacher and the director of the Art History Department at Rice University. He has a PhD from Columbia University and worked previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. A specialist in the Italian Renaissance, Joseph Manca has published numerous works on this period, particularly on northern Italian art of the 15th century.
Patrick Bade is a leading art historian, international guest speaker, and senior lecturer at Christie’s Education in Modern Art Studies. A respected authority, he has written numerous publications, including books on Beardsley, Renoir, and Rops, also published by Parkstone.
Sarah Costello has a PhD in art history and is a distinguished specialist of Greek and Roman antiquity. She has published numerous essays on this subject. She is currently teaching at Rice University.
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