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Sculpture (subtractive)
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Etymologically speaking, the term “sculpture” (French sculpture; Italian scultura; from the Latin sculpere, “to carve”, “to chisel”) refers to works made by removing material, that is, subtractive sculpture (Sculpture, techniques of). Commonly, however, it is used as a general term for the entire genre of three-dimensional design, including works made by the plastic techniques of building up and modeling material (Sculpture [modeling]). German is …

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Myssok, Johannes, “Sculpture (subtractive)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027603>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601



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