The Encyclopedia of Sculpture: 3-volume set, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Encyclopedia of Sculpture

3-volume set, 1st Edition

Edited by Antonia Boström


1,936 pages

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Hardback: 9781579582487
pub: 2003-10-31
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For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of Sculpture website.

With an international scope, this fully illustrated reference spans the entire history of sculpture, from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century. While devoting significant attention to individual artists and their works, the Encyclopedia also explores sculpture from the vantage points of history, criticism, theory, aesthetics, production, training, and presentation, making this the most comprehensive, in-depth source on the subject ever published.


"The first reference work of this scale dedicated to sculpture… This will be an essential reference work for art history and studio art programs, as well as for artists and anyone interested in three-dimensional art." -- Sculpture Magazine

About the Editor

Dr. Antonia Boström is an Assistant Curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She has held curatorial positions at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the National Portrait Gallery, London. Boström earned her Ph.D. from the Courthauld Institute of Art, London University in 1996. She is a contributing author to The Medici, Michelangelo, and Late Renaissance Art in Florence, 1537-1631 (Yale University Press, 2002); and Treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts: Masters of Impressionism and Modern Art (Detroit Institute of Arts, 2001). She has authored numerous essays including "Giovanni Maria Benzoni, Randolph Rogers and the Collecting of Sculpture in Nineteenth-Century Detroit," Sculpture Journal (2000); "The Florentine Sculptor Raffaello Peri," Burlington Magazine (1998); and "The Acquisition of Flemish Landscapes for Italy on the Antwerp Art Market," Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek (1997).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Reference
ART / Sculpture & Installation
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies