4to. Publisher's photographic wraps. A near fine copy. Touches of soil to wraps. Bright, clean, and tight. 352pp. Catalogue for an exhibition of works by the German sculptor. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "The sculpture of Tilman Riemenschneider stands solidly anchored in the late Gothic tradition, while it also reflects emerging humanist concerns. Riemenschneider, who was active in Wurzburg from around 1483 until 1531, was one of the first sculptors to abandon polychromy on occasion, making a conscious aesthetic decision to leave visible his favored material, limewood. His sculpture strikes a rare balance between formal elegance and expressive strength, and it is among the most appealing work of the late Middle Ages."--BOOK JACKET. "The approximately fifty works documented in this handsome volume offer a fresh look at this great master. The book presents a broad survey of Riemenschneider's oeuvre, including representative work from all periods of his career. Contributors explore the sources for his art, his social milieu and the organization of his workshop, the critical reception of his work, his polychrome and monochrome sculpture."--BOOK JACKET.
From Library Journal:
A remarkable German sculptor, Riemenschneider produced delicate religious pieces in stone and wood from the late 15th to early 16th centuries. Time took its toll on his work, and the sculptures were broken up, destroyed, or forgotten. As part of an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 45 of Riemenschneider's sculptures have been brought back together. This book serves not only as a catalog but also as a detailed introduction to this fine artisan and his work. Chapuis, an assistant curator in the Department of Medieval Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with contributing scholars and specialists, has fleshed out the artist's life, his period, and his contributions. Most interesting is the discussion of Riemenschneider's development of monochromy: rather than undertake a heavy use of paint on his pieces, he preferred to let the wood show through, contrary to the convention of the time. The full-page color pictures show every detail of the carvings. Recommended for academic libraries and specialized collections.
-Karen Ellis, Baldwin Boettcher Lib., Humble, TX
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Title: TILMAN RIEMENSCHNEIDER: Master Sculptor of ...
Publisher: National Gallery of Art (1999)
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Near fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, 1999. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Accompanied an exhibition at Washington's Gallery of Art and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lavishly illustrated; essays, lenders to the exhibit, bibliography, maps, chronology. Pictorial wraps have very minor scuff, reader's crease along spine; interior pages clean and tight. 352 pages, 8 1/2" x 12". A big, heavy book requiring extra postage for international or expedited shipping. Seller Inventory # 103686
Book Description National Gallery of Art, 1999. Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. Quarto, grey wraps, 352 pages. This book is in excellent shape, clean & sharp all around. Due to size, shipping may cost more for this item. Seller Inventory # 281636
Book Description National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine DJ. 352 pp., folio. Cloth hardcover in dj. Containing approximately 50 works (w/ commentaries) , offering a fresh, new look at the great sculptor. Light shaking to spine but binding very sturdy. Pgs clean & crisp. Some very light creasing & wear to dj. Seller Inventory # 156985
Book Description National Gallery of Art, Washington. Condition: Good. . Seller Inventory # S19I-01718
Book Description National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2000. Paperback. Condition: Fine. Folio 13" - 23" tall; 352 pages. Seller Inventory # 46584
Book Description National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1999. Softcover. Condition: NF with unbroken spine; Color pictorial wraps; 352 pp. with profuse bw and color plates. Issued in conjunction with several 1999-2000 exhibitions of artwork by German sculptor and woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider (1460-1531). With seven thematic and illustrated essays that present a survey of his oeuvre and explores his workshop, his social milieu, reception of his work, and his sculptures. The annotated and illustrated catalogue presents 45 specific pieces. Includes bibliography. Seller Inventory # 33153
Book Description New Haven und London, Yale University Press., 1999. 4°. 31 cm. 352 Seiten. Original-Leinenband mit Original-Schutzumschlag. 1. Auflage. Englischsprachige Ausgabe. Ausgabe anlässlich der Ausstellung "Tilman Riemenschneider", National Gallery of Art, Washington 3. Oktober 1999 bis 9. Januar 2000, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Februar bis 14. Mai 2000. Schutzumschlag mit leichten Randläsuren. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. English language edition. Original cloth binding with dust jacket. Dust jacket at the border area with traces of usage. Nearly fine copy. Seller Inventory # 51345CB
Book Description National Gallery of Art,, Washington:, 1999. Paperback. Condition: Fine. Exhibition catalog. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. First edition thus (paperback). Fine in oversize pictorial wraps. Seller Inventory # 47308
Book Description Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999. Softcover. Condition: VG+ 352pp. Exhibition Catalog. Seller Inventory # 42011
Book Description National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 089468244X-2-4