Montagu (Jennifer), born 1931

Roman Baroque sculpture : the industry of art

New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 1992
(29 cm), xi (1), 244 pp., 278 illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Covers the processes of education, marble-quarrying, and the casting and chasing of bronze, as well as workshop and inter-craft practices. One chapter is devoted to ephemeral sculpture for festivals and feasts and has a section on edible art (structures in sugar or marzipan, set on the table at great banquets); another deals with the restoration of ancient statues. “A ground-breaking book that opens up a new field of inquiry to other scholars and students” (from a review by Catherine R. Puglisi, in Renaissance Quarterly, volume 44, 1991, pp.139-142). ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.
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