Los Angeles: The John Paul Getty Museum, 2015. First U. S. Edition. Hardcover. 9-7/8 x 11-5/8", dark green paper over boards, 367pp, appendix, bibliography, authors, index, fully illustrated in color and black ^ white. Item #900636
A catalogue associated with an exhibition of large-scale bronze sculpture from the Hellenist period (323 BC to the rise of the Roman Empire). Artists of the period created realistic images of physical power and emotional intensity. Bronze, with its tensile strength, ability to hold the finest details, and reflective surface, was employed for dynamic compositions, graphic expressions of age and character, and stunning displays of the nude body.
11 essays by experts in the fields of archaeology, art history, and science address the culture, aesthetics, and technologies of ancient bronze. This first comprehensive monograph of its kind explores the unique role of bronze as a medium of prestige and artistic innovation.
Fine in dust wrapper and protective mylar.
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