Taschen 1st. Edition
This four-volume work examines 25000 years of sculpture, from ancient to modern times. Attention is paid to the changes both in the way the sculpted objects are presented, and in the materials and techniques used. Sculptures covered range from "Venus de Milo" to Damien Hurst's "Shark in a Tank".
Ranging from ancient to contemporary sculpture, this book is the first study of the history of sculpture to present such an original and comprehensive approach. Taking the sculptures out of the museum context (and thus off of their proverbial pedestals), this volume presents a completely new view which affords enlightening comparisons between eras and genres. This remarkable work is indispensable for art lovers of all tastes and disciplines.