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Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Fine condition in a Near Fine Dustjacket - DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Colour photographs. With contributions by Antonia Bostrom, Marie-Claude Lambotte, Maria PÃ¶tzl-Malikova, and Guilhem Scherf. 222 pages This catalogue accompanies an exhibition of groundbreaking work by the eighteenth-century artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt [1736-1783]. One of the most accomplished sculptors of his time, Messerschmidt was a singular artist of the German Enlightenment. His "character heads", in particular, are masterly works of sculpture, whose expressive intensity anticipates several later developments in art.