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Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic sculpture in art
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Otto Letze Nicole Fritz
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Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic sculpture in art

Otto Letze Nicole Fritz


Hirmer Verlag



144 pages

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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:   May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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

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