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MASTERPIECES OF THE GIPSFORMEREI: ART MANUFACTURY OF THE STAATLICHE MUSEEN ZU BERLIN SINCE 1819. Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen. Gipsformerei, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, 2012. Published in association with Hirmer Verlag, Munich. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 144 pp. with 138 ills. (127 col.). 28 x 21 cm. ISBN 9783777447513 In English.
Examining the work of the Gipsformerei (Replica Workshop) at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, which for nearly 200 years has produced plaster casts of historical art works for other museums and for private collectors, this book explores the cultural history and art-historical significance of making plaster replicas, the development of the museum's own workshop and the technical processes involved in the production of the casts, illustrating a wide range of examples based on original sculptures and reliefs from various periods and cultures.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — Several Periods — Sculpture
Plans: 71,75,68
Worldwide Number: 076511
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