Book Series Harvey Miller - Art History (Outside a Series)

Baroque Sculpture in Germany and Central Europe (1600-1770)

Marjorie Trusted

  • Pages: 288 p.
  • Size:225 x 300 mm
  • Illustrations:3 b/w, 150 col.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2022

  • € 50,00 EXCL. VAT RETAIL PRICE
  • ISBN: 978-1-909400-95-5
  • Hardback
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This is the first book in English devoted to German baroque sculpture.

BIO

Marjorie Trusted is Senior Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and has published widely in the field of sculpture.

Summary

Around 1600, a new style of sculpture started to evolve and flourish in Central Europe and in the German-speaking lands. Dramatic wood and stone figures peopled the palaces, gardens and churches of Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Prague. These great works of art are little known outside Germany and Austria, partly because their colour and vivacity are so astoundingly different from the sculpture that was being produced in Italy, France and elsewhere in Northern Europe at that time. They are overpowering, and amongst the greatest works of art produced in Europe in the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking book explores their history and conveys their visual power.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Illustrations

Introduction

CHAPTER ONE

Sculpture in South Germany 1600-40: Antecedents and International  Currents

CHAPTER TWO

Small-Scale Sculpture and Patronage in Berlin and Vienna: 1630-1700

CHAPTER THREE

The Court of Saxony in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries

CHAPTER FOUR

Munich and Bavaria in the Late Seventeenth and First Half of the Eighteenth Century

CHAPTER FIVE

The Mid-Eighteenth Century in Bavaria

CHAPTER SIX

Sculpture in Prague c. 1650-1750

CHAPTER SEVEN

Sculpture in Vienna, Gurk, Würzburg and Trier. Ceramics.

Appendix I: Biographical List of Artists

Appendix II: List of Rulers and Patrons

Bibliography

Index

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