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Sculpture and its Reproductions

This collection of essays is the first of its kind to focus on issues concerning sculpture and reproduction, and to explore their theoretical and practical consequences. What does it mean for a sculpture to be reproduced? Does it diminish or add to the authenticity and authority of the original?

Ranging from the Ancient to the Modern world, and investigating the function of artistic reproduction in cultures as diverse as the Catholic Spain of the Golden Age and the avant-garde of early twentieth century Germany, these essays significantly add to our understanding of a number of major sculptors, including Michelangelo, Rodin and Brancusi.

With essays by Ed Allington, Malcolm Baker, Anthony Hughes, Neil McWilliam, Miranda Marvin, Alexandra Parigoris, Martin Postle, Erich Ranfft and Marjorie Trusted.

Distribution by the University of Chicago Press only to customers in the USA and Canada. Customers elsewhere should visit the UK website of Reaktion Books.

216 pages

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Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Photographic Acknowledgements
Notes on Editors and Contributors
Introduction - Anthony Hughes and Erich Ranfft
1. Roman Sculptural Reproductions or Polykleitos: The Sequel - Miranda Marvin
2. Authority, Authenticity and Aura: Walter Benjamin and the Case of Michelangelo - Anthony Hughes
3. Art for the Masses: Spanish Sculpture in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries - Marjorie Trusted
4. The Ivory Multiplied: Small-scale Sculpture and its Reproductions in the Eighteenth Century - Malcolm Baker
5. Naked Authority? Reproducing Antique Statuary in the English Academy, from Lely to Haydon - Martin Postle
6. Craft, Commerce and the Contradictions of Anti-capitalism: Reproducing the Applied Art of Jean Baffier - Neil McWilliam
7. Reproduced Sculpture of German Expressionism: Living Objects, Theatrics of Display and Practical Options - Erich Ranfft
8. Truth to Material: Bronze, on the Reproducibility of Truth - Alexandra Parigoris
9. Venus a Go Go, To Go - Edward Allington
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