If we look through an illustrated book dedicated to the history of sculpture, or if we walk through the galleries of sculpture in some great museum, we are immediately struck” by the amazing fact that at least nine-tenths of all the sculpture ever carved is devoted to one subject — the human body. . . . Only in comparatively recent times has sculpture been conceived as an art capable of creating three-dimensional form irrespective of subject. — Sir Herbert Read, p. 25


Galleries — Poses and Presentations


Discussion Questions


Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.

Clark, Kenneth. The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form. Bollingen Series 35.2. New York: Pantheon Books, 1956.

Exposed: The Victorian Nude. Ed. Alison Smith. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001.

Read, Herbert. The Art of Sculpture. Bollingen Series 35.3. 2nd ed. New York: Pantheon Books, 1961.

Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.

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