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Jack Burnham’s Beyond Modern Sculpture

Jack Burnham, “Beyond Modern Sculpture: The Effects Of Science And Technology On The Sculpture Of This Century” (George Braziller, 1968); 402 pages, 135 illustrations in black and white.

AFTER YEARS OF CONSIDERABLE NEGLECT, modern sculpture is beginning to experience an eager courtship by publishers anxious to present its history in the same coffee table format with cafeteria content that has afflicted modern painting. We are already wading in the first waves of books on sculpture whose covers are too far apart or which you can’t pick up once you’ve put them down. (Recently we have even been subjected to a putative history of 19th and 20th century sculpture that attempts to subtract from the modest sum of knowledge in this field.) Although responsible for publishing a deplorable history of the beginnings of modern sculpture some years ago, George Braziller has had the foresight and courage

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