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Nicola Pisano and the Revival of Sculpture in Italy - G.H. Crichton

Nicola Pisano and the Revival of Sculpture in Italy

Paperback Published: 17th February 2011
ISBN: 9780521170789
Number Of Pages: 198

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Nicola Pisano was a much admired thirteenth-century Italian sculptor and architect, often considered to be the founder of modern sculpture. Within this 1938 text, G. H. and E. R. Crichton begin by giving a biographical background of Pisano, before looking at those early sculptors whose works may have inspired him. In the book's second part, the Crichtons write in detail about the sculptures of Pisano, describing the pulpits at Pisa and Siena as well as the Fountain at Perugia. The Crichtons also discuss those pieces often accredited to Pisano which seem unlikely to be his. Finally, they share their conclusions on Pisano's influence on Italian sculpture. These fascinating accounts of Pisano's life and works are supplemented by numerous illustrative plates. This book will appeal to scholars of art and sculpture in general, as well as of Pisano and thirteenth-century sculpture more specifically.

List of plates
Map showing the chief centres of medieval art in Italy
Historical background and life of Nicola Pisano
The influence of earlier sculpture on Nicola Pisano
The pulpit in the Baptistery at Pisa
The pulpit in the Duomo of Sienna
Style of the pulpits
The fountain at Perugia
Doubtful works
Appendix: the place of origin of Nicola Pisano
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ISBN: 9780521170789
ISBN-10: 0521170788
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 17th February 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29