Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; Vol. 2 edition (July 1, 1996)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.2 x 11.3 inches
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Harold Berman has done an enormous favor for all who have a love of traditional-representational bronzes. He has put together the most complete collection of photographs of table-top bronzes that I have seen in print. The books focus on works completed between 1800-1930 and each bronze is well photographed, many with additional "detail-closeups." Each work is accompanied by text giving sculptor, date and dimensions(in some instances, even foundry). As a bronze sculptor, I have found the series invalueable. The works are broken down into categories such as: Equestrian, Child renderings, Soldiers, etc. If you have even the slightest interest in the bronzes that were produced during said time period, you will find this series an absolute joy. Any person who owns statuary of the time and would like more information on their pieces would probably find what they need in these books. Auction houses, museums and individual collectors should not be without this series. Another book of similar subject matter that could interest readers is "Bronzes of the American West."
I found this volume Three of Berman's Bronzes : Sculptors and Founders,1800-1930, like the volume Two, a very serious research of images, artists, etc., although I regret the absence of longer comments about the artists, like a biography, and about the best or the worst period of their works.
The bronze was exactly as represented and i got to speak to the dealer - who is very interesting and knowledgeable - I am very likely to buy more from himI can unequivocally endorse this vendor
Rich collection of illustations about old bronze sculptures. The author seems to know deeply about the subject and the presentations of the figures is very precise.I really appreciated.
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