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For the first time, this magnificently illustrated book provides an overview of the bronze sculpture produced in France from the 16th to 18th centuries.
Works by major sculptures such as Goujon, Pilon, Prieur, Anguier, Puget, Girardon, Desjardins, Coysevox, Le Lorrain, Bertrand, Caffieri, Pigalle, and Houdon represent a spectacular phase of French art and history ranging from the Renaissance through Neoclassicism up to the French Revolution.
Essays by international art historians enlighten readers about the complex relationship between sculptors, founders, and chasers when creating bronze statues, which are usually a question of teamwork.
This volume features famous as well as little-known works, previously unplublished documents, and studies of prestigious collections. Iconographical analyses and discussions of links to other arts will certainly make it a key reference work on bronzes.