Revival and Invention: Sculpture through its Material Histories

Sébastien Clerbois


fabrics could appear to be sculpture’s most blatant element. often visible as a way to an finish, and often studied when it comes to technical systems, their intrinsic that means usually is still unquestioned. but fabrics contain a box wealthy in that means, bringing into play a variety of matters the most important to our knowing of sculpture. This ebook areas fabrics on the centre of our method of sculpture, studying their symbolic and aesthetic language, their summary and philosophical institutions, and the ways that they display the political, monetary and social contexts of sculptural perform. Spanning a chronology from antiquity via to the tip of the 19th century, the essays amassed during this e-book discover fabric homes as primary to inventive intentionality.

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