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1st Edition

Sculpture and Archaeology

ISBN 9781138248441
Published September 8, 2016 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

In recent years the intersections between art history and archaeology have become the focus of critical analysis by both disciplines. Contemporary sculpture has played a key role in this dialogue. The essays in this volume, by art historians, archaeologists and artists, take the intersection between sculpture and archaeology as the prelude for analysis, examining the metaphorical and conceptual role of archaeology as subject matter for sculptors, and the significance of sculpture as a three-dimensional medium for exploring historical attitudes to archaeology.

Table of Contents

Contents: Subject/object; new studies in sculpture, Lisa Le Feuvre; Introduction - shaping the past: sculpture and archaeology, Andrew Jones and Paul Bonaventura; Shared sites and misleading affinities: sculpture as archaeology and archaeology as sculpture, Will Rea; Archaeology, photography, sculpture: correspondence and mediations in the 19th century and beyond, Frederick N. Bohrer; The first plaster casts of the Pompeian victims, Eugene Dwyer; The illusion of permanence: archaeology imperialism and British public sculpture between the World Wars, Jonathan Black; Biographies in stone: place, memory and the prehistory of sculpture, Andrew Jones; Mirrored practices: Robert Smithson and archaeological fieldwork, Flora Vilches; Out of site: the Boyles' Dig (1966) and the Institute of Contemporary Archaeology, Jon Wood; Stainless steel/standing stones: reflections on Anish Kapoor at the Rollright Stones, Robert J. Wallis; The caves of Gallizio and Hirschhorn: excavations of the present, Frances Stracey; 'Fix'd statue on the pedestal of Scorn': the politics and poetics of displaying the Parthenon Marbles in Athens and London, Helen Rees Leahy; Communicating in the present tense: an interview with Simon Callery, Paul Bonaventura; Index.

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Paul Bonaventura is the Senior Research Fellow in Fine Art Studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford. Andrew Jones is Reader in Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Southampton.


'[Sculpture and Archaeology will make] an important contribution to the growing interest in the archaeological imagination, in its metaphors and its incursions into other fields.' Jennifer Wallace, University of Cambridge, UK