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The Resource Warm flesh, cold marble : Canova, Thorvaldsen and their critics, David Bindman

Warm flesh, cold marble : Canova, Thorvaldsen and their critics, David Bindman

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Warm flesh, cold marble : Canova, Thorvaldsen and their critics
Title
Warm flesh, cold marble
Title remainder
Canova, Thorvaldsen and their critics
Statement of responsibility
David Bindman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This brilliant book focuses on the aesthetic concerns of the two most important sculptors of the early 19th century, the great Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and his illustrious Danish rival Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Rather than comparing their artistic output, the distinguished art historian David Bindman addresses the possible impact of Kantian aesthetics on their work. Both artists had elevated reputations, and their sculptures attracted interest from philosophically minded critics. Despite the sculptors' own apparent disdain for theory, Bindman argues that they were in dialogue with and greatly influenced by philosophical and critical debates, and made many decisions in creating their sculptures specifically in response to those debates. Warm Flesh, Cold Marble considers such intriguing topics as the aesthetic autonomy of works of art, the gender of the subject, the efficacy of marble as an imitative medium, the question of color and texture in relation to ideas and practices of antiquity, and the relationship between the whiteness of marble and ideas of race. "--
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1940-
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Bindman, David
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Canova, Antonio
  • Thorvaldsen, Bertel
  • Kant, Immanuel
  • Canova, Antonio
  • Kant, Immanuel
  • Thorvaldsen, Bertel
  • Art criticism
  • ART / History / Baroque & Rococo
  • ART / Sculpture & Installation
  • ART / European
  • ART / European / bisacsh
  • ART / History / Baroque et Rococo / bisacsh
  • ART / Sculpture et Installation / bisacsh
  • Ästhetik
Label
Warm flesh, cold marble : Canova, Thorvaldsen and their critics, David Bindman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Competing Masculinities -- Male and Female Together -- The Female Figure: Sensuality, Procreation and the Life Force -- The Colour of Sculpture: Ancient and Modern -- Back to Kant -- The Philosophic Critics
Control code
862098487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780300197891
Lccn
2013042758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862098487
Label
Warm flesh, cold marble : Canova, Thorvaldsen and their critics, David Bindman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Competing Masculinities -- Male and Female Together -- The Female Figure: Sensuality, Procreation and the Life Force -- The Colour of Sculpture: Ancient and Modern -- Back to Kant -- The Philosophic Critics
Control code
862098487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780300197891
Lccn
2013042758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862098487

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