VISTAS is an acronym for Virtual Images of Sculpture in Time and Space. VISTAS subsidizes the publication of books of new scholarship on old sculpture.
VISTAS combines old and new. We marry innovative technology to the highest standard of traditional book publishing, bringing out dual publications, in print and online.
Each VISTAS book includes this online component, Vistas Visuals, featuring very high resolution still photographs, panoramic photography or video to show sculpture in its setting, orbital clips to show the sculpture in the round, and time-lapse photography to show the light changing on outdoor sculptures.
The still photographs are easily zoomable. By zooming in on them and moving to the area of interest, viewers are able to see the sculpture in great detail. One can readily see how each work is carved.
VISTAS' books are published by Harvey Miller Publishers and sold by the usual art book sellers. Vistas Visuals, the website is free to all. We hope that those with some interest in sculpture will find their interest growing, so viewers can learn more through our books in print.
For more information on VISTAS, please visit www.vistasonline.org.
Richard Tuttle, the very distinguished art and architecture historian, died an untimely death. He left the manuscript of this book. Last year, two art historians undertook to make the manuscript into a book. Nadja Aksamija is a professor at Wesleyan University in the U.S. Professor Francesco Ceccarelli teaches at the University of Bologna. In addition, Lucio Rossi made beautiful, very high res photographs. Gregoire Dupond of Factum Arte did the special effects photography, time-lapse and 360º.
The scholarly opinions expressed in VISTAS publications are based upon physical inspection of the works, current research, and circumstances known to the author(s) at this time. The published text is not a warranty of any kind of the authenticity, condition, or provenance of works treated or of the comprehensiveness of the artist’s oeuvre. It should not be relied upon by any person, including but not limited to owners or others, for any purpose, including but not limited to bringing legal action or inquiry. Neither VISTAS, its publisher Brepols, nor any of its officers, directors, editors, writers, researchers, advisors, contractors, scientific committee members, employees, agents, or representatives shall have any liability whatsoever toward anyone as a result of the assertions made in the volume.
VISTAS and/or its authors may revise its opinions and assertions at a future date for reasons that may include, but are not limited to, new scholarship or discoveries arising or inspections taking place after the date of publication.