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Poems approximately Sculpture is a special anthology of poems from around the globe and around the a long time approximately our such a lot enduring artwork shape.

Sculpture has the longest reminiscence of the humanities: from the Paleolithic period, we discover stone carvings and clay figures embedded with human longing. And poets have lengthy been occupied with the assumption of eternity embodied via the huge temples and fragmented statues of historic civilizations. From Keats’s Grecian urn and Shelley’s “Ozymandias” to modern verse approximately Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Janet Echelman’s wind-borne soaring nets, the items during this assortment convert the actual fabrics of the plastic arts—clay, wooden, glass, marble, granite, bronze, and more—into lapidary traces of poetry. even if the sculptures celebrated right here commemorate love or conflict, gadgets or apparitions, types human or divine, they've got known as forth evocative responses from quite a lot of poets, together with Homer, Ovid, Shakespeare, Baudelaire, Rilke, Dickinson, Yeats, Auden, and Plath. A compendium of unbelievable examples of 1 artwork shape reflecting on one other, Poems approximately Sculpture is a deal with for artwork enthusiasts of every kind.

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