The Culture Of Bronze: Making And Meaning In Italian Renaissance Sculpture

byPeta Motture

Hardcover | March 19, 2019

The Culture Of Bronze: Making And Meaning In Italian Renaissance Sculpture by Peta Motture
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The Italian Renaissance was a golden age for bronze sculpture, both on a grand scale—such as Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, or Cellini’s Perseus—and more intimate statuettes and small-scale functional objects. Bronze, being both costly and luxurious, embodied power, authority, and eternity and emulated the classical past. Yet it was one of the easiest materials to recycle, especially at a time when the need for artillery was ever-present. Drawing on the latest research, and including some 200 superb images, The Culture of Bronze explores the material and making of bronzes and the interrelationships and collaboration between sculptor, foundry, and owner. Encompassing works made for domestic, religious, and civic environments, the book studies the symbolism of bronze, and the bronzes themselves, within their broader societal context.
 
Title:The Culture Of Bronze: Making And Meaning In Italian Renaissance SculptureFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 11 X 8.25 X 1.25 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 11 X 8.25 X 1.25 inPublished:March 19, 2019Publisher:V & A PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1851779655

ISBN - 13:9781851779659

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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