Washington, D.C. National Gallery of Art, 2003. Signed and inscribed by author. Hardcover. Black cloth over boards; Black pictorial dj.; 384 pp.; Profusely illustrated with color and bw plates and figures. Slightly heavy at 5 pounds and may require extra postage. VG (DJ shows shelf/edgewear and foxing; boards are lightly shelf/edgeworn; name of previous owner is written in marker on the half-title; interior has very light age toning around the edges; textblock shows very mild cockling at the top, but no dampstaining.). Item #193530
Published in conjunction with an exhibition that appeared at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Musee et Domaine National Chateau de Versailles. Illustrating every stage of the sculptor's facsinating career, this catalogue provides glimpses into the personalities of those Houdon depicted in his work. There are also four essays discussing Houdon's views on art and his prominence in eighteenth century Europe. With extensive annotations.