How to Look At Sculpture

Finn, David

Published by Harry N. Abrams, 1989
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Synopsis: From the Preface: It is my hope that through this book I can share with readers the excitement I feel in looking at sculpture all over the world. This is a general book on how to appreciate sculpture, not a lesson on any particular period or school or artist. It is not intended as a historic or comprehensive view of the art of sculpture, but rather as a collection of impressions and experiences accompanied by photographs that show what I have found in some of my own explorations. If readers will be inspired to look with a searching eye, think with a probing mind, and feel with a receptive heart, I know they will be enriched by what they see, and over a period of time the beautiful harmonies of forms they encounter will become part of their inner being. - David Finn

From Publishers Weekly: Finn ( How to Visit a Museum ), a photographer whose pictures of sculpture have appeared in over 25 books, explains in words and 70 photographs what to look for in any piece of sculpture: finely crafted details; textures inherent in raw materials, as well as those fabricated or refined by an artist; and the form of the whole, alive with emotional "tension," as seen from various angles. Finn advises developing a "tactile-feeling eye" and exercising it whenever possible, "in effect touching . . . with your eyes rather than with your hand"--though if a museum guard is nodding off, a discreet laying-on of hands is also urged. The author's survey of individual works and ways of seeing them, from classical to post-modern and Greek to East Indian, is weak in words but strong in images. When generalizing about the meaning of sculpture in the abstract, Finn fails to convey the special impact of his photographs ("What is remarkable about details in a great figurative work of sculpture is that they ennoble the human form"). But his pictures of nude figures are outstanding, conveying the warmth of flesh in stone.
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Title: How to Look At Sculpture
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 1989
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