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In the great sea-change marking the end of Modernism -- a general set of views and assumptions about art which reigned during the first half of the twentieth century -- critical opinion began to shift from painting to sculpture. Sculpture was felt to be more socially engaging because it occupied actual space rather than creating an illusionistic realm using perspective and other techniques.
In recent years sculpture has become a capacious and enormously inventive category that includes an astonishing range of phenomena. These encompass installations, environments, staged video displays and even choreographed humans. This sheer array of materials, forms and techniques that has been -- and continues to be -- presented under the term of ‘sculpture’ in the twenty-first century indicates that the discipline is not an immutable art form with fixed boundaries and commandments, but rather that it can expand its terms of reference with unflagging energy, and is apparently inexhaustible.
Judy Collins’s authoritative yet accessible text explores the various subjects, materials, techniques and styles utilized by contemporary sculptors and celebrates both the vitality and sheer diversity of this wide-ranging art form. Specifications:
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
- Pages: 484 pp
- Illustrations: 500 illustrations
- ISBN: 9780714857633
"The scope of sculpture today has been addressed head-on by a seasoned authority. No matter what you know about the subject already, this is exciting stuff."—Artists and Illustrators
"There are surprisingly few general books on modern sculpture, so this one fills a big gap, and it fills it well... Coherent and intelligent..."—Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, The Burlington Magazine
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