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Display and displacement : sculpture and the pedestal from Renaissance to post-Modern

Author: Alexandra Gerstein; Courtauld Institute of Art. Research Forum.
Publisher: [London] : Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum : in association with Paul Holberton Publishing, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The relationship between sculpture and pedestal is at the intersection of a number of art-historical disciplines, ranging from the history of design, architecture and urbanism to museum studies, yet because of its supporting role it has remained a largely neglected and unstudied field. This book will show how rich a seam it is for investigation. Essays range for 16th-century Venice to 21st-century London, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Display and displacement.
[London] : Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum : in association with Paul Holberton Pub., 2007
(OCoLC)608386861
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Gerstein; Courtauld Institute of Art. Research Forum.
ISBN: 9781903470305 1903470307
OCLC Number: 144544058
Language Note: Chapter 2 in French; all other text in English.
Description: 167 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Alessandro Vittoria's socles : shaping and naming / Victoria Avery --
Objet d'attention : L'intérêt pour le support en France à l'époque moderne / Etienne Jollet --
Playing with plinths in eighteenth-century sculpture / Malcolm Baker --
Poetics of sculpture : pedestal, verse and inscription / Alison Yarrington --
`Is the pedestal to be the capital part of it?' : pictorialism and the pedestal of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square / Philip Ward-Jackson --
Fallen women : the gender of horizontality and the abandonment of the pedestal by Giacometti and Epstein / David J. Getsy --
Fourth plinth or the vicissitudes of public sculpture / Sue Malvern --
Homage, double act and decoy : three contemporary considerations of the art gallery plinth / Jon Wood.
Other Titles: Sculpture and the pedestal from Renaissance to post-Modern
Responsibility: edited by Alexandra Gerstein.

Abstract:

The relationship between sculpture and pedestal is at the intersection of a number of art-historical disciplines, ranging from the history of design, architecture and urbanism to museum studies, yet because of its supporting role it has remained a largely neglected and unstudied field. This book will show how rich a seam it is for investigation. Essays range for 16th-century Venice to 21st-century London, and provide a variety of approaches to the issue. Each essay is a focused exploration into the making, placing or abandonment of the pedestal, plinth or socle within a particular context. Among the topics under study are the display and reception of sculpture and the displacement or mediation of sculptural meaning through inscriptions, ornament and other devices.

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