Elementary Instructions for Students of Sculpture
Place Published: Los Angeles
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Date Published: 2002
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 48375
114pp. Quarto [28.5 cm] in wraps. Light rubbing to wraps; interior is clean and tight. B&W plates. Also includes complete Italian text.
From the book: "This book is a translation of the 1802 introduction to studio practices for young sculpture students written by Francesco Carradori (1747-1824), a sculptor, restorer, and instructor of sculpture at the Academia in Florence from 1786 to 1821. Carradori's book of instruction is vital to understanding the art and craft of sculpting as they were practiced before the twentieth century, since little substantial material exists that demonstrates, in an informed, didactic manner, the various tools and techniques used by ancient sculptors."