Atglen 1974, 4 vols., 1216 pp. English text, 4874 monochrome ills., cloth./d.jacket.
Classic reference for commercial bronze sculptures from 1880 to 1930, showing the works of a vast array of international sculptors and dozens of founders, with clear pictures. Vol I: includes an essay on specific topics of identification and caring for bronze. Vol II with 1025 ills. of bronzes that span the rise and decline of commercial industrial foundries in Europe. Voll III. includes detailed information on the Hirsch foundry of Paris and Brooklyn NY, and contains a listing of important Canadian sculptors. Vol IV. includes 43 sculptures recently made by the Hirsch Foundry from 19th. Century molds and the index on all 4 volumes. [sculpture art deco art nouveau]