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on 28 December 2012
It is difficult to sum up this wonderful book. It ranges across the world, throughout recorded history, and profoundly illustrates why art matters, and why it can seem eternal. Early work can sit happily beside the latest, and the unifying factor is the material. But it is underscored by a unity of aesthetics. Some of these examples go to the head, some to the heart, but whether you search for the intellectual aspect or the emotional clout that resonates this book, and the extraordinary show it commemorates, is stunning.
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on 6 May 2013
I saw this show at the RA, & thought that the catalogue whilst beautifully produced, was an accompaniment to a wonderful show. How wrong I was, not only is it an accurate record, the publication & layout are fabulous. Well done to all involved!
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on 23 March 2013
After visiting the Royal Academy Bronze exhibition, I regretted not buying this wonderful book - so was pleased that I could still find it and at a very much cheaper price.
A great record of a memorable - possibly once in a lifetime - gathering of the world's most impressive collection of bronze art.
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on 27 December 2013
This is a book about the startling possibilities in global and historical bronze sculpture. It is a catalog to an exhibition that gathered together the world's bronzes into possibly the greatest single collection ever seen. Consequently, there is much to surprise and delight here. The works are well lit and photographed and the commentaries are insightful and illuminating. The catalog is well thought through and there are no 'over the fold' images. The book is itself a thing of beauty that lives and breathes like the bronzes it depicts.
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on 26 February 2013
The Wall Street Journal describe it as "the most beautiful book published anywhere in the world", I don't disagree it's stunning!
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on 5 January 2013
This book accompanies the Royal Academy exhibition. It is a sumptuous production and by browsing the book beforehand I gained so much more from the exhibition. This book is one to treasure.
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on 13 January 2013
Great book, fascinating read wtih great illustrations. A fabulous accompaniment to the exhibition. Good value for money. Highly recommended. well
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on 5 January 2013
A wonderfully comprehensive book about a truly fabulous exhibition at the Royal Academy, London.
I intend to send a copy to a German friend.
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on 10 February 2013
This is a splendid and fascinating book. The photographs are superb and the text is learned yet simple. A treasure, Elric Hooper
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on 16 January 2013
A beautiful book, not just about the superb exhibition but also giving the background over many centuries. Photos are excellent.
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