Sculpture en Tous Genres (Sculptures of all Types
Sculpture en Tous Genres (Sculptures of all Types
Sculpture en Tous Genres (Sculptures of all Types
Sculpture en Tous Genres (Sculptures of all Types

DIDEROT, Denis. Sculpture en Tous Genres (Sculptures of all Types)

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DIDEROT, Denis. Sculpture en Tous Genres (Sculptures of all Types) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 8 Paris (1771)

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 49 pages of descriptive text & 24 loose plates with their accompanying 2 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 24 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Sculpture en Tous Genres from volume VIII of plates.
The set of plates entitled Scultpture en Terre et en Plâtre is numbered 1-5.
The set of plates entitled Scultpture, Mouleurs en Plâtre is numbered 1-2.
The set of plates entitled Scultpture en Marbre is numbered 1-3.
The second set of plates entitled Scultpture en Marbre is numbered 1-5.
The set of plates entitled Scultpture en Or et en Argent is numbered 1-4.
The single plate entitled Scultpture en Bois is not numbered.
The set of plates entitled Scultpture en Plomb is numbered 1-4.
Also with the relevant entries listed under Scultpeur in the Table Analytique et Raisonnée du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Métiers. Vol II (1780).
1 page (56) from volume I of the Encyclopédie (1751) including Sculpture à Paris
1 page (493) from volume IV of the Encyclopédie (1754) including Les etudes et les ouvrages
6 pages (775-780) from volume VI of the Encyclopédie (1756) including information on Les connoissances anatomiques qu'il doit acquérir
1 page (599) from volume X of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Modeles en sculpture
1 page (272) from volume XII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Les anciens
11 pages (68 , 834-843) from volume XIV of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Détails sur cet art, and Sculpture antique
1 page (503) from volume XV of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Réflexion sur les progrès de l'art statuaire chez les anciens
1 page (819) from volume I of the Supplément à l'Encyclopédie (1776) which includes Sculpture en bas-relief
1 page (903) from volume II of the Supplément à l'Encyclopédie (1776) which includes La sculpture des anciens Etrusques
6 pages (55, 255-258, & 358) from volume III of the Supplément à l'Encyclopédie (1777) which includes La scultpture d'école de Florence, L'histoire de la sculpture Grecque and Les pieces de sculpture d'Herculanum préférables à celles de peinture
15 pages (816-818 & 823-833) from volume XIV of the Encyclopédie (1765) which includes Les sculpteurs anciens and Les sculpteurs modernes under Sculpteurs
1 page (821) from volume XV of the Encyclopédie (1765) which includes information on François Quesnoy under Sculpteurs
With some browning to a few leaves.
Included in the selected relevant entries are several articles on sculpture written by Jaucourt. These sections cover bronzes, contemporary sculpture and sculptors, marble sculpture, stone and wood sculpture, plaster sculptures, and sculptures en carton. They are an example of the meticulous approach with which Jaucourt took to his work. He provides close detail on the methods and equipment used, the sculptors and the finished artwork. Although he was educated primarily in the sciences and mechanics, Jaucourt also approaches subjects ranging from the history of sculpture to the sculpture of different nations and regions. The plates are just as important as the text, reflecting similar topics with views of the artists' studios, practises, and tools.

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