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Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. [In Two Volumes]

Darr, Alan P.; Barnet, Peter; Bostrom Antonia

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ISBN 10: 1872501389 / ISBN 13: 9781872501383
Published by Harvey Miller Publishers, London, 2002
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Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Volume I. Eighth to Sixteenth Century: 271 pp, foreword by Graham W. J. Beal, acknowledgments, Introduction by Alan Phipps Darr; Catalogue: Note to the Catalogue; Eighth to Fourteenth Centuries: North and Central Italy; Venetian Roundels and Reliefs; Central Italy; Tuscany; Abbruzzi; North Italy; South Italy. The Fifteenth Century: Tuscany; Emilia; Lombardy and Piedmont; The Veneto; Marches, Umbria, Abruzzi, Campania. The Sixteenth Century: Tuscany; Lombardy and the Veneto; North Italian Bronzes; South Italian Reliefs; Central Italian Terracotta; Roman Reliefs and Bronzes. Volume II. Seventeenth to Twentieth Century: Medals, Plaquettes, Heraldry: 290 pp, Catalogue: The Seventeenth Century: Venice and the Veneto; Florence and Tuscany; Rome; Southern Italy and Sicily. The Eighteenth Century: Rome; Southern Italy; Florence and Tuscany; Florence: Porcelain Sculpture; Carrara. The Nineteenth Century: Rome, Naples, Milan; The Twentieth Century: Rome, Milan Florance. Medals; Plaquettes; Heraldry; Works of Doubtful Authenticity; Deaccessioned Sculptures; bibliography, concordance of DIA accession numbers and catalogue numbers, index with 390 illustrations including 43 in color. Harvey Miller Publishers in association with The Detrroit Institute of Arts: First Edition, 2002. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or Marginalia. Black cloth with blind-stamped Harvey Miller seal on front board, and gilt lettering to spine. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 002559

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Title: Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the ...

Publisher: Harvey Miller Publishers, London

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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The collection of post-antique Italian sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts is considered among the three finest and most comprehensive outside Europe; however, this large and distinguished collection, whose formation began a century ago, has never been published in its entirety as a museum catalogue. Ranging from early medieval, pre-Romanesque stone carvings of the eighth and ninth centuries to works created more than a millennium later, the collection numbers over 350 pieces of Italian sculpture in wood, stone, terracotta, stucco, porcelain and bronze. More than half of the collection consists of sculpture from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries (or the Early, High and Late Italian Renaissance), and approximately one-fifth dates from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries (roughly, Italian Gothic sculpture). Although the remainder is more or less equally balanced in number between the eighth to the twelfth centuries, and those pieces from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, the latter group of Italian baroque to nineteenth-century sculpture contains some of the most important and most recently acquired Italian works of art in the collection.

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