Creating Sculpture: Renaissance Drawings and Models

Edited by Michael Cole, Ana Debenedetti and Peta Motture


This collection of essays is fully illustrated and features contributions from esteemed scholars and industry experts. It delves into the process of sculptural design during the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe, providing valuable insights and knowledge on the subject matter.

It was during the Renaissance period that sculptors’ models, together with drawings, were first assembled by avid collectors fascinated by the tangible evidence of the creative process of the artist.

Michael Cole is the Howard McP. Davis Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Ana Debenedetti, a former Curator of Paintings at the V&A, is an art historian who specializes in Florentine art, artistic literature and workshop practice. Peta Motture is Senior Curator of Sculpture at the V&A specializing in the Renaissance, with a focus on Italy.


Book contains: 224 pages.

Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 3 cm