Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum
- Apollo Magazine Book of the Year 2014
- Three volume set including more than 1200 illustrations
- Every object is discussed and fully illustrated, making this an essential refereence for anyone intersted in sculpture
The review of this book in Apollo Magazine speaks for itself: it describes it as ‘essential’ and ‘hard to put down’, declaring that ‘the reader will be given an education in how to look at and write about works of art’.
The Ashmolean’s collection of European sculpture is among the finest of its kind in the world. The collection accumulated over four centuries, from the dawn of English Art Collecting through to the Victorian period, which saw the arrival of one of the world’s great collections of Renaissance bronzes and other sculpture assembled by the scholar-connoisseur C.D.E. Fortnum, as well as further gifts and occassional purchases leading up to the present day. The catalogue covers the Ashmolean’s collection dating from 1200 to around 1540. From Romanesque bronzes and Gothic ivories to High Renaissance sculpture, this three-volume set is a meticulous and comprehensive record of over 500 pieces, each one fully illustrated.
- Ashmolean Museum
- 25th May 2017
- UK, US, Eastern Europe, France, Benelux, Japan, South Korea, Africa, South America & Ireland exclusive. South Africa, N&M East non-exclusive
- 300 mm x 245 mm
- 1328 Pages
- 1000 color, 300 b&w