Looking at European Sculpture: A Guide to Technical Terms

9781851772209: Looking at European Sculpture: A Guide to Technical Terms

This is a short, illustrated dictionary of the terms most commonly used by artists and art historians when discussing the making of Western sculpture. The book answers questions, such as: what is a socle?; what are the steps in bronze casting?; and what is a terra-cotta? It offers definitions of the techniques, processes and materials used in the production of post-classical European sculpture. Explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by students and museum visitors are presented in a portable format. With numerous illustrations drawn from the National Collection of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum, this volume should be a useful reference work for all those who wish to increase their enjoyment and understanding of the art of sculpture.

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About the Author:

Jane Bassett, Associate Conservator, Department of Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum. Peggy Fogelman, Associate Curator, Department of Sculpture and Works of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Jane Bassett
Published by V&a Publications (1997)
ISBN 10: 1851772200 ISBN 13: 9781851772209
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Griffin Books
(Stamford, CT, U.S.A.)

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