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Culture of Bronze: Making and Meaning in Renaissance Sculpture
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Peta Motture
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Culture of Bronze: Making and Meaning in Renaissance Sculpture

Peta Motture


9781851779659

V & A Publishing


Renaissance art;
Sculpture


Hardback

288 pages

$65.00
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The Italian Renaissance was a golden age for bronze sculpture, both on a grand scale-such as Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, or Cellini's Perseus-and more intimate statuettes and small-scale functional objects. Bronze, being both costly and luxurious, embodied power, authority, and eternity and emulated the classical past. Yet it was one of the easiest materials to recycle, especially at a time when the need for artillery was ever-present. Drawing on the latest research, and including some 200 superb images, The Culture of Bronze explores the material and making of bronzes and the interrelationships and collaboration between sculptor, foundry, and owner.

Encompassing works made for domestic, religious, and civic environments, the book studies the symbolism of bronze, and the bronzes themselves, within their broader societal context.

By:   Peta Motture
Imprint:   V & A Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 210mm, 
ISBN:   9781851779659
ISBN 10:   1851779655
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Peta Motture is a senior curator of sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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