Sculpture Books

A short listing of books of interest to sculptors or by sculptors:


The Cat & The Coracle: Flynn’s Return to the Goddess Divine by Leo E. Osborne


Beautiful Bodies: The Adventures of Malvina Hoffman by Didi Hoffman


Race Experts: Sculpture, Anthropology, and the American Public in Malvina Hoffman’s Races of Mankind by Linda Kim


Kent Ullberg: Monuments to Nature by Todd Wilkinson


The Experience of Modern Sculpture: A Guide to Enjoying Works of the Past 100 Years by Philip F. Palmedo


Rembrandt Bugatti: The Sculptor 1884-1916 by Philipp Demandt and Anke Daemgen


Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty by Elizabeth Mitchell


Urban Animals by Isabel T. Hill (children’s)


You Call That Art?!  Learn about Modern Sculpture and Make Your Own by David A. Carter and James Diaz (children’s)


Bernini: Art as Theatre by Genevieve Warwick


Warm Flesh, Cold Marble: Canova, Thorvaldsen, and Their Critics by David Bindman


Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations by Susan Hallsten McGarry, Jean Stern, and Terry Lawson Dunn


Shaping Humanity: How Science, Art, and Imagination Help Us Understand Our Origins by John Gurche


Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design by David Jameson


Sex on Show: Seeing the Erotic in Greece and Rome by Caroline Vout


A Sisterhood of Sculptors: American Artists in Nineteenth-Century Rome by Melissa Dabakis


Pitynski, “For Our Freedom and Yours,” the Art and Life of Andrew Pitynski, Portrait of an American Master by Donald Martin Reynolds – Read the Review by Peter Gibbon, Senior Research Scholar at the Boston University School of Education


Sea Creatures in Glass: The Blaschka Marine Animals at Harvard by Elizabeth R. Brill and Florian Huber, with photography by David O. Brown


Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco by Douglas J. Gladstone


Please Touch: Sculpture for a City by Warren Byrd and et al. – photographs of St. Louis by Ross Mantle


Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi by Hayden Herrera


Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling edited by The Fabric Workshop and Museum


Sculpture of Les Animaliers (1900-1950) by Edward Horswell


The Black Art Renaissance: African Sculpture and Modernism across Continents by Joshua I. Cohen