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The Resource Michelangelo : sculptor in bronze : the Rothschild Bronzes, edited by Victoria Avery

Michelangelo : sculptor in bronze : the Rothschild Bronzes, edited by Victoria Avery

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Michelangelo : sculptor in bronze : the Rothschild Bronzes
Title
Michelangelo
Title remainder
sculptor in bronze : the Rothschild Bronzes
Statement of responsibility
edited by Victoria Avery
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book, the first comprehensive interdisciplinary account of Michelangelo's work as a sculptor in bronze, is the outcome of extensive original research undertaken over several years by academics at the University of Cambridge together with a team of international experts, directed by Dr Victoria Avery, a leading authority on the history, art and technology of bronze casting in Renaissance Italy. The catalyst for this innovative project was the attribution to Michelangelo of the Rothschild bronzes - two extraordinary bronze groups of nude men on fantastical panthers - prior to their display at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2015. First proposed by the distinguished Michelangelo scholar Professor Paul Joannides and validated by the wide-ranging research published here, the attribution to Michelangelo has now gained widespread acceptance. As part of this pioneering project, Professor Peter Abrahams, the eminent clinical anatomist specialising in dissection, has carried out the first ever in-depth scientific analysis of the anatomy of Michelangelo's nude figures. Abrahams' findings have uncovered hitherto unrecognised features of Michelangelo's unparalleled mastery of the structure and workings of the human body that give the gesture and the motion of his figures their unique expressive force. Enigmatic and visually-striking masterpieces, the Rothschild bronzes are the focus of this multi-authored, interdisciplinary volume that contains ground-breaking contributions by leading experts in the fields of art history, anatomy, conservation science, bronze casting and the history of collecting
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FlPkSB
Dewey number
730.92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Bronze sculpture, Italian
  • Human figure in art
  • Bronze sculpture, Renaissance
Label
Michelangelo : sculptor in bronze : the Rothschild Bronzes, edited by Victoria Avery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-309) and index
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxix, 321 pages
Isbn
9781781300633
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG1300633
  • (FlPpSEB)IBG1300633
Label
Michelangelo : sculptor in bronze : the Rothschild Bronzes, edited by Victoria Avery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-309) and index
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxix, 321 pages
Isbn
9781781300633
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG1300633
  • (FlPpSEB)IBG1300633

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