From Library JournalUntil the publication of this study of Claus Sluter d 1406 , little material was available in English on the sculptor Morand s scholarly and detailed account of this giant of medieval art history provides the historical background needed to appreciate his work The author, a medievalist, has written earlier books on Jean Pucelle Jean Pucelle , Oxford Univ Pr., 1962 and the Boucicaut Master In the present work, her text is complemented by Finn s stunning color and black and white photographs, which record, perhaps for the first time, the complete surviving body of Sluter s work Some of his sculptures were demolished during the French Revolution A valuable art history text, recommended for academic and larger public libraries Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L.Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc....
|Title||:||Claus Sluter: Artist at the Court of Burgundy|
|Publisher||:||Univ of Texas Pr Univ of Texas PR ed edition February 1, 1991|
|Number of Pages||:||399 pages|
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Claus Sluter: Artist at the Court of Burgundy Reviews
Extraordinary photos. Very worth having especially if you can find it at an affordable price.
The work of this medieval sculptor rivals anything produced by Michaelangelo or Bernini centuries later. The prolific photographs and details of his work contained in this volume help illustrate the richness of his sculpted pieces. The views from many different angles make one eager to examine it in person, in the round. Biographical information about Claus Sluter, his times and the political influences give clues about the freedom given Sluter to create so individualistically. Sluter's work is part of the medieval world in which art had a powerful message to convey and his did so in an effective and appealing way. The early reform movement, Modern Devotion, is discussed in connection with Sluter. Other superlative works of art were inspired by this movement which appealed both to the intellectuals and common man of the day. I appreciate being able to read this book and highly recommend it.