Introduction to Italian Sculpture: Italian Gothic Sculpture

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For the fourth edition of this introduction to Italian sculpture, the author has thoroughly revised the text, notes and bibliographies, incorporating all the significant new research and publications since the last major revision in 1970-2. Volume I covers the period from about 1150 to 1400. The sculptors dealt with include Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Arnolfo di Cambio, Andrea and Nino Pisano, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Jacopo della Quercia. The monuments illustrated include the great Pisano pulpits, the facades of the cathedrals of Siena, Florence and Orvieto, Milan Cathedral and S. Petronio at Bologna, the Scaliger tombs at Verona, the Angevin monuments in Naples, and Ghiberti's famous door for the Baptistery in Florence. The new edition of this work provides an accessible introduction to the subject for scholars, students and all lovers of Italian art. At the same time its scholarly notes make it a valuable reference work. Each volume in the set of three can be enjoyed in its own right.

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Sir John Pope-Hennessy (1913-94) was one of the twentieth century's most distinguished art historians and museum directors. He was Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum (1967-73), Director of the British Museum (1974-6), and Consultative Chairman of the Department of European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum, New York (1977-86). He was an authority on Renaissance art, and his publications included Paolo Uccello (1950), Fra Angelico (1952), The Portrait in the Renaissance (1967), Raphael (1970), Luca della Robbia (1980), Cellini (1985) and Donatello Sculptor (1993).

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'No book on art is more intelligent, more learned and unpretentious, or more infused with passion; it is a tremendously exciting education in art, history, society, the advancement of thought and craft - in a word, in civilization.' (New York Times) 'It is a landmark publication. This is undoubtedly the introduction to Italian sculpture.' (Times Literary Supplement) 'This is a solid work of reference, with an absorbing and careful text, filled with penetrating analyses of monuments, fountains, and busts of the great Italian sculptors, and it is most unlikely to be superseded for many years to come.' (Literary Review) 'Magisterial and essential introductory survey of Italian sculpture. Pope-Hennessy's acute visual sensitivity and intelligent critique of plastic form enriches the reader's understanding.' (The Art Book) 'A survey unmatched in its breadth and depth.' (Chicago Tribune)

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