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Title Finding lost wax : the disappearance and recovery of an ancient casting technique and the experiments of Medardo Rosso / edited by Sharon Hecker
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 350 pages, 16 numbered pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Studies in art & materiality, 2468-2977 ; volume 3
Studies in art & materiality ; v 3.
Contents The global revival of lost wax casting -- Medardo Rosso and the modernity of lost-wax casting
Summary "Finding Lost Wax: The Disappearance and Recovery of an Ancient Casting Technique and the Experiments of Medardo Rosso, an edited volume by Sharon Hecker, is the first scholarly account of how lost wax casting was forgotten and rediscovered around the world thanks to transmission of know-how by Italian founders in the late nineteenth century. Against this backdrop, Medardo Rosso, an Italian sculptor living in Paris, overturned rules of the technique through creative approaches to serial reproduction. His unusual casts prefigured experiments in casting in the modern era. The volume includes art-historical essays by distinguished scholars on the revival of lost wax casting in different countries and a case study of Rosso's Bambino ebreo series, including scientific analysis and conservation studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 19, 2020)
Subject Rosso, Medardo, 1858-1928 -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Rosso, Medardo, 1858-1928 fast
Subject Bronze sculpture -- Technique
Precision casting.
Precision casting -- Case studies
lost-wax process.
investment casting.
Bronze sculpture -- Technique
Precision casting
Genre/Form Case studies
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Hecker, Sharon, editor
LC no. 2020042399
ISBN 9004439935