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The face in medieval sculpture used to be an exploration in human id, marked not just via evolving nuances of favor but in addition by way of the continuing drama of ecu background. The eighty one amazing sculpted heads featured during this quantity supply a sweeping view of the center a long time, from the waning days of the Roman Empire to the sunrise of the Renaissance. every one sculpture bears eloquent witness to its personal striking historical past, no matter if it used to be got rid of as a result of altering tastes or for political purposes, resembling being bring to an end the pinnacle of a king on a grand cathedral facade. 
The e-book is equipped into seven thematic sections, together with “Iconoclasm” and “The Stone Bible,” which discover the method of reconnecting those works to their origins utilizing either conventional paintings ancient tools in addition to the most recent clinical expertise. An essay on medieval physiognomy by way of the celebrated student Willibald Sauerländer introduces the volume.

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