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Description - Sculpture Workshops as Space and Concept: Creating the Portrait by Jane Fejfer

This book explores the multifaceted aspects of sculptor's workshops from the Renaissance to the early nineteenth century.

Contributors take a fresh look at the sculptor's workshop as both a physical and discursive space. By studying some of the most prominent artists' sculptural practices, the workshop appears as a multifaced, sociable and practical space. The book creates a narrative in which the sculptural workshop appears as a working laboratory where new measuring techniques, new materials and new instruments were tested and became part of the lived experience of the artist and central to the works coming into being. Artists covered include Donatello, Roubilliac, Thorvaldsen, Canova, and Christian Daniel Rauch.

The book will be of interest to scholars studying art history, sculpture, artist workshops, and European studies.

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