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Author Hägele, Hannelore, author

Title Colour in sculpture : a survey from ancient Mesopotamia to the present / by Hannelore Hägele
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrationsix
ch. One Ancient Mesopotamia: Materials and Places7
ch. Two Ancient Egypt: The Magnitude of Things34
ch. Three Greek Sculpture: Once Bright and Shiny65
ch. Four Etruria and Rome: Cults Colour Coding91
ch. Five Late Antiquity to Early Medieval: Piecing together the Cultural Relevance119
ch. Six The Crafted Glory of Late Medieval Sculpture144
ch. Seven Early Colour Symbolism and Colour Theories175
ch. Eight Renaissance and Reformation: Painterly Finishes on the Wane199
ch. Nine Baroque and Rococo: White Sculptures amidst a Blaze of Colour228
ch. Ten Neoclassicism: What Happened to Polychromy?252
ch. Eleven A Modern Reading of Colour in Sculpture280
 Selected Bibliography300


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 329 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Ancient Mesopotamia : materials and places -- Ancient Egypt : the magnitude of things -- Greek sculpture : once bright and shiny -- Etruria and Rome : cults colour coding -- Late antiquity to early Medieval : piecing together the cultural relevance -- The crafted glory of late Medieval sculpture -- Early colour symbolism and colour theories -- Renaissance and Reformation : painterly finishes on the wane -- Baroque and Rococo : white sculptures amidst a blaze of colour -- Neoclassicism : what happened to polychromy? -- A modern reading of colour in sculpture
Summary This book introduces the reader to the art of sculpture across five millennia up to the present, and from the Near East to the west. In each of the eleven chapters, a number of selected works are discussed to exemplify the circumstances and conditions for making pieces of sculpture - objects peculiar to place, time and context. Within each cultural framework, characteristics are observable that suggest various reasons for the use of colour in sculpture. These encompass local preferences, customs or cultural requirements; and others point to an impulse to enhance the expression of the phenomena
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force. WlAbNL
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Subject Sculpture -- History.
Color in art -- History
Polychromy -- History
History of art / art & design styles.
Social & cultural history.
ART -- Sculpture & Installation.
Color in art.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781299974333
Other Titles Color in sculpture