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Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic sculpture in art

Otto Letze Nicole Fritz



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Hirmer Verlag
25 April 2019
From the 1960s and 1970s onwards, different sculptors became involved with a mode of realism based on the physically lifelike ap pearance of the human body. By deploying traditional techniques of modelling, casting and painting in order to recreate human figures they follow different approaches towards a contemporary form of figural realism.

The sculptures show how the way we see ou r bodies has been subject to constant change. The publication presents artworks of all important representatives of Hyperrealism. From the early pioneers like George Segal, Duane Hanson and John DeAndrea this comprehensive selection demonstrates how Hyperr ealistic sculptures continuously developed up to the current stars of the movement like Ron Mueck, Sam Jinks, Evan Penny, Tony Matelli and Patricia Piccinini.
Edited by:   Otto Letze, Nicole Fritz
Imprint:   Hirmer Verlag
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 215mm, 
Weight:   780g
ISBN:   9783777431178
ISBN 10:   3777431176
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   25 April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Otto Letze is managing director of the Institute for Cultural Exchange in Tubingen, Germany. Nicole Fritz is director of the Kunsthalle Tubingen.

Reviews for Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic sculpture in art

Surveying the past fifty years of the hyperrealistic sculpture movement, the publication documents the first exhibition focusing on this sculptural genre's development. It is a record of thirty-four works by twenty-six artists. . . that are asking new questions, using new technologies, and evolving this idiom in the twenty-first century. . . . With its accessibility, organization, and currency of scholarship, this volume is highly recommended for both the average reader and for academics. --ARLIS/NA Reviews

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