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Bronze Hardback

'Bronze' takes the reader on a voyage, exploring the most durable of artistic mediums, with glorious illustrations of some of the world's most beautiful works, accompanied by texts which illuminate the subject. Critically acclaimed and described by The Wall Street Journal as 'the most beautiful book published anywhere.' 'Bronze' is also the Winner of the Association of Cultural Enterprises Book of the Year, 2012. This product has been discontinued. See the Related Products below or email mailorder@royalacademy.org.uk and we can suggest something similar which you may also like.
£40.00
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Dimensions 25.4 x 30.7 x 3.3cm
No. of Pages 304
SKU 02080115

Delivery & returns information

Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all orders will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. We will be in touch once the RA has reopened and once your order has been dispatched. 

During this period our Returns Policy will be extended. For any order queries, please Contact Us

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Product story

This sumptuous catalogue examines bronze's earliest beginnings in North Africa, the Middle East and China as it transcended tools and weaponry to become a medium of fine art. Expert authors chart the virtuousity of artists in ancient Greece and Rome; developments in Asia and Africa; bronze's great flowering in the European Renaissance and its use in the modern era by artists such as Rodin, Picasso, Brancusi and Bourgeois.

A unique testament to the works of art that one medium has inspired, Bronze contains lavish colour plates of over 150 masterworks arranged chronologically to take the reader on a voyage through time, tracing the work of sculptors, casters and chasers through the centuries.

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