European Bronze Sculptures

European Bronze Sculptures

from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

“As with his European terra-cotta sculptures, Dr. Sackler put together bronze sculptures purchased in Italy, France, the Netherlands and Germany. During the years of forming the collection, he accumulated over fifty European bronze sculptures and by 1985 he determined that it was time to produce a catalogue for them. Consequently, in that year the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities asked Anthony Radcliffe, with the collaboration of Lois Katz, to write the catalogue of the collection…

“We had arranged to unveil the European bronze sculpture collection in autumn 1987 at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, where Director Michael Jaffé, a respected scholar and Arthur’s good friend, was eager to mount the first exhibition. Sir John Pope-Hennesy viewed the collection and pronounced it “impressive”… Following the Fitzwilliam exhibition, the European sculpture collection was due to be shown at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in 1988, and Carter Brown had promised a permanent gallery. These plans were cancelled following the untimely death of Arthur in May 1987…”

From the Introduction by Lois Katz

By
Anthony Radcliffe & Lois Katz

Edited by
Ian Wardropper, James Draper and Peter Bell from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Design and Production Coordinator
Miguel Angel Benavides

Photography
Miguel Angel Benavides, Roy Wright and Bill Fredericks

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AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities

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280 pages
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Chinese Art - A Thousand Masterpieces from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Chinese Art

A Thousand Masterpieces from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

“A bit of history appears indicated. I started to work as Senior Research Fellow and Consultant to the Department of Far Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in January 1972. Among the tasks assigned was to organize an exhibition, The Arts of Ancient China, to take place in 1973, selecting all the objects and determining the sequence of their presentation. No catalogue was to accompany the exhibition. Ultimately, I selected approximately four-hundred objects, gathering numerous loans from private collectors to join with the Museum’s own holdings. Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, a major benefactor of the museum, was one of the private collectors who lent a substantial number of objects to the exhibition… The Arts of Ancient China exhibition opened in the winter of 1973… My name was mentioned only in the context of “lender” to the exhibition.

“As I completed preparations for The Arts of Ancient China exhibition, I received a letter from the chief consultant advising me that, having concluded my work on this exhibition, I now was to produce a catalogue for the forthcoming exhibition of Dr. Sackler’s Chinese art collection. Again, the choice of objects was mine. In December 1973, the stipulated date, I handed in my manuscript for the proposed exhibition. Negotiations continued, however, between Dr. Sackler and the chief consultant causing an ever larger number of objects to be included. I worked on the catalogue until 1976.

“In 1974 Dr. Sackler, who had funded other galleries in the museum and given many magnanimous gifts, agreed to provide funds to enable the museum to build the Sackler Wing to house a reconstruction of a first century B.C. Egyptian temple from Dendur, and a special exhibition hall. The first exhibition scheduled for the special exhibition hall was of Egyptian antiquities from the tomb of Tutankhamen; the second was the proposed exhibition Masterpieces of Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections.

“Yet even as Dr. Sackler was making possible the Sackler Wing, the staff at the museum repeatedly cancelled and rescheduled the Sackler exhibition. The department’s chief consultant proposed that it be held five years after the opening of the Wing, when he thought Dr. Sackler would succumb to pressure to give all the objects in the exhibition to the museum…

“It is valid to ask why this catalogue has finally seen print, without the exhibition it was intended to accompany. In 1982 Dr. Sackler agreed to provide a gift of one-thousand masterpieces of Chinese and other Eastern art to establish a museum in his name on the Mall in Washington, D.C., under the aegis of the Smithsonian Institution. Many of the objects I selected for the Sackler Masterpieces exhibition were chosen for the nation…”

From the Introduction by Paul Singer

By
Paul Singer, M.D.

Edited by
Lois Katz, Former Curator of the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Assistant editors
Lore Holmes, John McLaren & Susan Gilgore

Review Editor
Dr. Thomas Lawton

Design Coordinator
Lois Katz

Design and Production Coordinator
Miguel Angel Benavides

Photography
Otto Nelson

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AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities

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572 pages
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Treasures Rediscovered -Chinese Stone Sculpture from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Treasures Rediscovered

Chinese Stone Sculpture from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections at Columbia University

 

…The objects in Treasures Rediscovered are drawn from the collections formed by Arthur M. Sackler, M.D., a graduate of New York University…Today the Sackler collection at Columbia University encompasses almost three thousand objects and are a major source for teaching and research. In addition to five hundred works from China, the collections include two hundred fifty objects from Korea, and nearly two thousand from the ancient Near East and other cultures, ranging in date from Neolithic period to the early twentieth century…Available to students at any stage of their academic careers…these works serve the university’s larger mission of providing instruction in all aspects of the art and culture of China…

from New Light on Chinese Sculpture at Columbia University
by Leopold Swergold

Curator and Project manager
Leopold Swergold

Research Curator
Eileen Hsiang-ling Hsu

Essays by
Stanley K. Abe,
Wendi Leigh Adamek,
Dorothy C. Wong

Catalogue Entries by
Chang Qing,
Eileen Hsiang-ling Hsu,
Annette L. Juliano,
Cary Y. Liu,
Elinor Pearlstein,
Diana P. Rowan 

Published by
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery,
Columbia University in the City of New York

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art paper
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116 pages
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New Frontiers in Global Archaeology: Defining China's Ancient Traditions

New Frontiers in Global Archaeology: Defining China’s Ancient Traditions

Proceedings of the International Symposium Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University

 

…As we celebrate the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, we continue to hold endless respect for Dr. Sackler’s great contributions to the cause of world culture, and his great support of Chinese medicine and culture. Dr. Sackler was a famous American medical scholar, philanthropist, and art collector. He had deep affection for the Chinese people. In the 1930’s he contributed to the work of Dr. Norman Bethune in China during the Sino-Japanese War. In the 1970’s he accepted the invitation of the Chinese government to prepare a report on improving public health. Dr. Sackler had a deep affection for traditional Chinese culture; he also supported the construction of the three Asian art museums; the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the Arthur M. Sackler museum at Harvard University; and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University.

From the Welcoming Remarks by Director Gao Chongwen

…The Sackler Museum has set a new and very high standard for all museums in China — not just for university museums, but for all museums, public and private alike. The collected artifacts and works of art are important; they are beautifully displayed in handsome galleries, just as the reserve collections are well maintained in suitable equipped storerooms. Not only are the exhibition themes innovative and well conceived, but they present and make sense of both new archaeological finds and new scholarly discoveries. The museum’s publications invariably meet that high standard of excellence we have always associated with Peking University, documenting exhibitions and advancing scholarship…

From the Congratulatory Remarks by Robert D. Mowry

Edited by
Dr. Thomas Lawton

Designed by
Miguel Angel Benavides

Published by
The AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

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732 pages
size: 8.5×11 inches
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Chinese Archaeology Enters the Twenty-first Century-Proceedings

Chinese Archaeology Enters the Twenty-first Century

Proceedings of the International Conference on “Chinese Archaeology Enters the Twenty-first Century”

 

“This book contains a collection of works from over 50 conference participants from all over the world. It is written in both English and Chinese.

The event was arranged by Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities and the Department of Archaeology at Peking University in celebration of the opening of The Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University.”

Published by The AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities

Edited by
The Department of Archaeology,
Peking University

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648 pages
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Treasures From A Swallow Garden - Inaugural Exhibit of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University

Treasures From A Swallow Garden

Inaugural Exhibit of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology, Peking university

 

“The inaugural exhibit contained two types of displays: “a permanent study collection to assist teaching Chinese Archaeology at Peking University, and special exhibits illustrating the important excavations conducted by the Archaeology Department which functioned as field training schools for their students..”

Published by The AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities

Edited by
The Department of Archaeology,
Peking University

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soft & hardcover
color
324 pages
size: 11×14 inches
Price: $125.00

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Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes

Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes

from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

“…The bronzes from the Eastern Zhou period, 8th to 3rd century BC, are the subject of this third and concluding volume of the comprehensive catalogue of the collection. In a thorough and up-to-date introduction, Dr. Jenny So, Assistant Curator of Ancient Chinese Art at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, gives a detailed account of the history of Eastern Zhou bronzes. Particularly valuable is Dr. So’s systematic use of the latest archaeological discoveries to trace regional and chronological developments and to study the political context in which bronzes were made and used…”

By
Jenny So

General Editor
Trudy S. Kawami

Edited by
Naomi Noble Richard

Published by The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation in association with the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Distributed by
Harry Abrams, Inc

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524 pages
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Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes

Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes

from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

It is a comprehensive study of the Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes, it should serve as a referenced for anyone interested in the study of Chinese Bronzes. It engages us in the actual processes involved in the making of this fantastic art, and doing so, allows us to enrich our appreciation of these works of art. It is a study of a collection that has no parallel, not only in the number of works for research but in the quality of the Zhou bronzes.

This volume, published in 1990, is the second of a three part series.

By
Jessica Rawson

Project Coordinator:
John M. Rosenfield

Edited by

Naomi Noble Richard

Published by The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University.

Distributed by
Harvard University Press

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776 pages
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two volumes IIA & IIB w/case
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Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Shang Ritual Bronzes

in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

“…Dr. Bagley, in this scholarly work, has enriched us with his unfailing critical sense and insightful observations about both the aesthetic and technical processes of this art form. As some of the lengthy inscriptions in the late Western Zhou dynasty bronzes say, “May sons and grandsons for ever cherish and use this vessel,” so would we hope that the commitment and creativity manifested in this volume be cherished forever along with the magnificent bronzes they glorify” Arthur M. Sackler, M.D.

“This is a wonderful book. It belongs not only in every art-historical library but in many general libraries as well. It uses art to stimulate thought about the value of cultural diversity and about the too little studied role of technology in human history. No one should miss it who finds pleasure in looking at objects, or who is interested in the nature of perception, or who wishes to understand a work of art from the point of view of the artists who gave it form.” Cyril Stanley Smith

Introduction by

Robert W. Bagley

Project Coordinators:
Lois Katz
John M. Rosenfield

Published by The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University.

Distributed by Harvard University Press

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600 pages
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Art From Ritual - Ancient Chinese Bronze Vessels

Art From Ritual – Ancient Chinese Bronze Vessels

from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

“…The forming of this collection has been an intellectual and aesthetic adventure by a research psychiatrist who fully understands the procedures of scholarship, its frustrations and its great rewards…

…Our intention is to introduce the collection…to the general public and also to emphasize the aesthetic, expressive qualities of the Chinese ritual bronze vessel…”

Introduction by
Dawn Ho Delbanco

Edited by
Lois Katz

Published by The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University

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color
160 pages
size: 11×14 inches
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Studies In Connoisseurship - Chinese Paintings

Studies of Connoisseurship

Chinese Paintings from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

“This volume breaks new ground in the application of Western art-historical methods to the study of Chinese art, and its scholarly importance is matched by its lavish presentation.
The emphasis of the Sackler collection in New York and Princeton is not only in the intrinsic quality of its acquisitions but also on their value for research. Both considerations governed the selection of the paintings that are the subject of this study: 41 works by 24 artists who lived between the mid-fourteenth and twentieth centuries…”

Essays by

Marilyn
and Shen Fu

Distributed by Princeton University Press

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376 pages
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Published in 1973
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Piranesi Drawings and Etchings

Piranesi Drawings and Etchings

from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

“Piranesi’s genius will long be celebrated. His was an epochal achievement, a unique vision of what was to come…

…Appreciation of Piranesi’s genius grows both with time and with exposure to its manifestations. This collections of his works has afforded us a unique opportunity to have and to hold the beautiful fruits of a creative imagination…

…These were his plans… for the expansion of Rome’s ancient Basilica of S. Giovanni Laterano…”

The Avery Architectural Library and the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation dedicate this catalogue to the memory of
Rudolf Wittkower (1901-1971)

Edited by
Lois Katz & Jessica Berman

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312 pages
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Fingerprints Of The Artists - European Terra-Cotta Sculpture

Fingerprints of the Artist

European Terra-Cotta Sculpture from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

“…Dating from the fifteenth through the twentieth century, the Sackler sculptures provide an unusually comprehensive historical overview of terra-cotta in post-medieval European Art…

…no one has ever attempted to make a comprehensive collection of terra-cottas, and to the best of my knowledge, there has never been an exhibition of terra-cottas that can begin to match the scope and quality of this collection…”
Seymour Slive
Director of the Fogg Art Museum

Introduction by
Paul Clifford

Assisted by
Alastair Laing

Edited by

Lois Katz
Curator, Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Published by
The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation & The Fogg Art Museum

Distributed by
Harvard University Press

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298 pages
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Art Of The Andes - Pre-Columbian Painted and Sculpted Ceramics

Art of The Andes

Pre-Columbian Sculptured and Painted Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

“…in one of the worst examples of imperial exploitative savagery, an ‘advanced’ European nation brought down the indigenous ancient civilizations of Peru and Mexico…-the thoughtless greed with which they melted down objects of the greatest beauty, a heritage of all mankind, into gold bullion-and the brutality with which, in the name of faith, they destroyed the culture of other peoples seven to eight thousand miles from their own country.”

Introduction by
Paul Clifford

Essays by
Elizabeth P. Benson
Maureen E. Maitland
Michael E. Moseley
Donald A. Proulx
Alan R. Sawyer

Edited by

Lois Katz
Curator, Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Published by The AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities
& The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

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344 pages
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Art of Costa Rica - Pre-Columbian Painted and Sculpted Ceramics

Art of Costa Rica

Pre-Columbian Painted and Sculpted Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

 

“…an art of superb sublimation focusing creative forces, condensing and directing aesthetic energies into the development of a distinctive as well as distinguished corpus of potted, painted and sculpted ceramics..”
Arthur M. Sackler, MD

Essays by
Doris Stone
Dr. Jane Day
Robert Stoetzer

Introduction by

Paul Clifford

Edited by

Lois Katz
Curator, Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Characteristics:

hardcover
color
308 pages
size: 11×14 inches
Price: $125.00

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