Sculpture Off the Pedestal
Monuments and Their Makers
Sculpture Off the Pedestal is a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of 25 leading sculptors from the Renaissance to the present through their own words or those who knew them.
Aiming to avoid dry-as-dust art histories, Sculpture Off the Pedestal puts old and modern master sculptors by the reader's side, emptying their heads about their work and their ways of thinking. The book is intended not only for the art student or art lover, but also for the untutored and those who think of art as a remote subject.
Most art histories focus on painting. Chronicling the lives of sculptors in and out of their studios fills a gap.
About the Author
Joan Altabe, formerly an art teacher in New York City secondary schools, is an award-winning art and architecture critic, formerly of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, a New York Times company paper on the west coast of Florida and of the Bradenton Herald, a McClatchy paper on the same coast. Currently, Altabe writes about art for the St. Petersburg Examiner. She is referenced in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in America.