Art: Carvers & Casters

The art of sculpture has no more indefatigable plugger than capable, stately Malvina Hoffman. When she did her famous bronzes of 101 racial types for Chicago's Field Museum, she performed a sculptural-scientific job of Leonardian scope, proved to countless U. S. citizens that sculpture could be scholarly. In the four years since then, 51-year-old Sculptor Hoffman has done less notable modeling, more writing. In her latest book* she offers students and laymen a drilled-eye view of a tough craft.

Catholic if somewhat cursory, Miss Hoffman's chapters on great sculpture are aided by keenly...

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