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Franz Xaver Messerschmidt Hardcover – 30 Sep 2010

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Officina Libraria; 1st Edition edition (30 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8889854545
  • ISBN-13: 978-8889854549
  • Product Dimensions: 24.7 x 2.5 x 29.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 983,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Maria Potzl-Malikova, professor at the University of Bratislava (Slovakia) has written extensively on the Art of Central Europe. She has previously written a monograph on Messerschmidt (1982). Antonia Bostrom is Senior Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at J. Paul Getty Museum. Guilhem Scherf is chief curator of sculpture at the Musee du Louvre. Marie-Claude Lambotte is a professor at the Universite Paris XIII.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By phil-g on 17 Jan 2011
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As a connoisseur of quality art books, I rate this 5 star for all round quality, replete with excellent high quality photographic images on most of its 200+ pages, many full page size. This book is probably the best example of this artists work, concentrating mainly on his character heads.

I am well pleased. This is a very good quality, highly cherished addition, to my art book collection.

If you find this artists work interesting, (there are some good sites online for research), then you will like this book.
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Freud in bronze (and sometimes lead or alabaster...) 20 Nov 2010
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By now, after the wonderful Neue Galerie show that this catalogue illustrates (a show that will later travel to the Louvre which, some years ago acquired one of his rare character heads), every self-respecting artlover must have heard of the great Austrian sculptor Franz-Xaver Messerschmidt.

This book shows, with wonderful illustrations (the heads are shown from every possible different angles) and an insightful text, the breadth of the artist, an expressionist master well before the Expressionists, who was able to show in sculpture, through his so-called "character heads", made of lead, bronze or marble, all the emotions that make us human beings so frail, listless, illogical, unpredictable, in a nutshell, human, so human...

One of the best artbooks published this year.
Beautiful book 11 Nov 2013
By Fargo - Published on
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I love this book. It had large photo's of most of his heads, though I wish it had all of them. I just recieved this book so I'm 1/3 into it but the writing is glad I purchased this book.
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