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Sculpture and Archaeology

1st Edition

Edited by Paul Bonaventura, Andrew Jones


240 pages

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Paperback: 9781138248441
pub: 2016-09-09
Hardback: 9780754658313
pub: 2011-08-28

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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.


'[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

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.

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

We have become familiar with the notion that sculpture has moved into the 'expanded field', but this field has remained remarkably faithful to defining sculpture on its own terms. Sculpture can be distinct, but it is rarely autonomous. For too long studied apart, within a monographic or survey format, sculpture demands to be reintegrated with the other histories of which it is a part. In the interests of representing recent moves in this direction, this series provides a forum for the publication and stimulation of new research examining sculpture's relationship with the world around it, with other disciplines and with other material contexts.

The Henry Moore Institute, a centre for the study of sculpture, has developed this series. A part of the Henry Moore Foundation, the Institute is an international research hub located in the vibrant city of Leeds where Henry Moore began his training as a sculptor.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Sculpture & Installation