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Canova, Antonio ; Pavanello, Giuseppe ; Romanelli, Giandomenico

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ISBN 10: 094141972X / ISBN 13: 9780941419727
Published by Rizzoli, Venice, 1992
Condition: near fine Soft cover
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White folio ; 405 p. : illus (some color) ; 30 cm. Neoclassicism (Art) -- Italy -- Sculpture, Italian -- Exhibitions // **A large, heavy book. Extra shipping charges may apply. **. Slight faint browning to rear cover, else a near fine copy First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Bookseller Inventory # 30922

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Title: Canova

Publisher: Rizzoli, Venice

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:near fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the sculptures, sketches, models, paintings and reliefs of the great master of Neoclassical sculpture Antonio Canova.
With eighteen essays by such noted scholars as Hugh Honour and Giulio Carlo Argan, this catalogue is the product of years of research by the extraordinary team of writers, critics and art historians who curated the greatest exhibition of Canova's art ever realized. Held at the Correr Museum, the exhibition has brought to Venice works from around the world in celebration of the official Canova Year.
Born in 1757 in the small Italian town of Possagno, Canova was perhaps the most revered artist of his time and his influence in sculpture can only be compared to that of Auguste Rodin. In his lifetime Canova found eager patrons in Napoleon, Catherine the Great, the Hohenzollerns and the Holy See, producing an astonishing series of civic and funeral monuments as well as numerous portraits, mythological scenes, and reliefs.
Printed in Italy, this magnificent book has 130 duotones and 86 full-color plates which reveal the power, sensuality and charm of the original works.

From Publishers Weekly:

This elegant volume, prepared in conjunction with a recent exhibition in Venice, celebrates the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822), whose works were acclaimed by the public, championed by literary figures such as Byron and Stendhal and collected by kings and emperors. His best-known pieces--such as Cupid and Psyche and The Three Graces , delicate marble statues depicting themes from Greek mythology--are often slighted by art historians but remain popular with museum-goers. Superbly photographed from a variety of angles, these triumphs of neoclassicism form the core of the artworks reproduced here, which also include paintings, preparatory drawings and terracotta studies. Essays by an international array of scholars--notable among them C. G. Argan and Hugh Honour--place Canova in his cultural context and explore the philosophical implications of his art.

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