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Sculpture and Photography

Sculpture and Photography
Envisioning the Third Dimension

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Part of Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism

Géraldine A. Johnson, Joel Snyder, Mary Bergstein, Michael Hatt, Helene Pinet, Tamar Garb, Paul Paret, Henri Zerner, Joan Pachner, David Green and Joanna Lowry, Anna C. Chave, Alex Potts, William Hood, Briony Fer
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  • Date Published: January 1999
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2003
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521621373

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  • This title examines the complex ways that sculpture and photography have intersected, historically, aesthetically, and theoretically. Exploring the important role that images of sculpture have played in the history of photography, this volume also considers the impact that photography has had on the creation and interpretation of sculpture. The essays consider a wide range of topics, including the use of photography by Rodin, Brancusi, David Smith, and various Minimalist sculptors; the manipulation of photographs of sculpture for aesthetic and political purposes; the relationship between sculpture, photography, and gender in the late nineteenth century, as well as in the work of Hesse and Mapplethorpe; and the redefinition of the boundaries between sculpture and photography by artists such as Joseph Beuys and Jeff Wall. Using a variety of approaches, this volume also considers photography as a means of representing three-dimensional works of art.

    • First major book published in English to examine the complex relationship between sculpture and photography
    • Collection will be of interest to students, art historians, museum curators, and practising sculptors and photographers
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    • Date Published: January 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521621373
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 262 x 187 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.905kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2003
  • Table of Contents

    Sculpture and photography: envisioning the third dimension Géraldine A. Johnson
    1. Nineteenth-century photographic depictions of sculpture and the rhetoric of substitution Joel Snyder
    2. The mystification of antiquity under Pius IX: Rome 1846–1878 Mary Bergstein
    3. Eakins's Arcadia: sculpture, photography, and the redefinition of the classical body Michael Hatt
    4. Montrer est la question vitale: Rodin and photography Helene Pinet
    5. Modelling the body: physical culture, photography, and the classical ideal in fin-de-siècle France Tamar Garb
    6. Sculpture's negative: the photography of Constantin Brancusi Paul Paret
    7. Malraux and the power of photography Henri Zerner
    8. Private views/public images: David Smith's photographs Joan Pachner
    9. Splitting the index: time, object, and photography in the work of Joseph Beuys and Yves Klein David Green, and Joanna Lowry
    10. Striking poses: the absurdist theatrics of Eva Hesse Anna C. Chave
    11. The minimalist object and the photographic image Alex Potts
    12. A lazy man's approach: Robert Mapplethorpe and the language of sculpture William Hood
    13. Sculpture, photography, and the politics of public space: Serra's Tilted Arc and Lin's Vietnam veterans memorial Géraldine A. Johnson
    14. The space of anxiety: sculpture and photography in the work of Jeff Wall Briony Fer.

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    Geraldine A. Johnson, Harvard University, Massachusetts


    Géraldine A. Johnson, Joel Snyder, Mary Bergstein, Michael Hatt, Helene Pinet, Tamar Garb, Paul Paret, Henri Zerner, Joan Pachner, David Green and Joanna Lowry, Anna C. Chave, Alex Potts, William Hood, Briony Fer

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