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Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Thayer Tolles
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This book recounts the engaging story of a French-Irish immigrant who became the greatest American sculptor of his day. During his lifetime Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) both contributed to exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum and served as an advisor to its staff. After his death the Museum continued steadily to acquire his sculptures. Today it owns 45 of the sculptor's works, ranging from delicate cameos and medals to innovative painterly bas-reliefs to stirring statuettes and portrait busts after Civil War monuments for East Coast cities. Thayer Tolles appraises Saint-Gaudens's groundbreaking position in the history of late 19th-century American sculpture and the Aesthetic Movement, and she also addresses his role in advancing American art on the international stage.

Author Biography

Thayer Tolles is Associate Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Release date Australia
July 7th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
80 color illus.
Imprint
Yale University Press
Pages
80
Dimensions
216x279x5
ISBN-13
9780300151886
Product ID
3036247

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