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    DescriptionThis is a study of the 18th-century sculptor Louis Francois Roubiliac. His most important work takes the form of monuments seen in Westminster Abbey and in churches throughout the country. The book examines his style in the light of the social and religious conditions of his time.

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    Roubiliac and the Eighteenth-century Monument
    Sculpture as Theatre
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Malcolm Baker, By (author) David Bindman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 204 mm
    Height: 264 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 1,797 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300063332
    ISBN 10: 0300063334

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGR
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    BIC subject category V2: AGB
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    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART026000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC20: 730.92
    B&T Approval Code: A03302000
    DC22: 730.92, 730/.92
    LC classification: NB553.R75 B56 1995
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    LC classification: NB553.R75B
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, AGR, AFK
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-E
    Illustrations note
    289 b&w illustrations, 16 colour plates
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    27 September 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Back cover copy
    Louis Francois Roubiliac was one of the most compelling sculptors to work in Britain in the eighteenth century, and has long been considered one of the most important. Many of his greatest commissions were monuments, located in Westminster Abbey and in churches throughout the country. The first comprehensive study of Roubiliac since 1928, this innovative book looks at his work within a broad cultural framework and explores tomb sculpture in the context of the period. David Bindman begins the volume with a discussion of the reasons for, as well as the expectations associated with, the commissioning of funereal sculpture. Discussing ideas of death and the afterlife, the setting of the tomb, and the fictions governing its imagery, he then considers Roubiliac's monuments with particular reference to the negotiations with patrons which contributed to their final form. In the second part of the book, Malcolm Baker examines the design and making of the monuments, analysing documentary evidence, surviving models and the construction of the monuments themselves, and relates Roubiliac's procedures to contemporary sculptural practice. Concluding with a complete catalogue of all Roubiliac's known monuments (written by Malcolm Baker with additional research by Tesssa Mordoch and David Bindman) and wonderfully enhanced by the inclusion of many specially commissioned photographs, this is a scholarly and fascinating portrait of Roubiliac's achievements and history.