Some Modern Sculptors

Some Modern Sculptors

Some Modern Sculptors

Some Modern Sculptors

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To attempt to survey the whole of modern sculpture in the limits of a small volume would be impossible. I have selected what I take to be some of the most important sculptors and discussed the most interesting tendencies of modern sculpture. Many fields I have left untouched; the work of modern German and Austrian sculptors is of deep interest, but seems to me for the most part to be dependent upon the work of artists discussed in this book. The work of Archipenko, Zadkine, and others of the 'inorganic school' is often of great charm and beauty, but it falls outside the main development of sculpture and deserves a special study which I have not been able to give it here. The work of Dobson is of high value and interest but demands a fuller treatment than my space allows.

My constant reference to ancient Greek sculpture may seem to some to be tedious and tiresome. I indulge this weakness simply because in ancient Greece, and nowhere else to the same degree, sculpture in stone was an integral part of the artistic life of the people and never a mere artistic luxury. We must, in consequence, refer to Greece for information more than to other lands.

The only justification of this book is that a growing interest in sculpture and a growing activity of sculptors may call for a brief survey of what has been done in recent years.

Among the many kindnesses that I have to acknowledge in the preparation of this work my principal is to Mme. Banaz, who has allowed me to reproduce not only the . . .

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