A dozen essays, 11 of them revised from the 1995 Association of Historians conference, consider a variety of roles played by sculpture during the Renaissance and into the Baroque period. They explore works of widely contrasting scale and meaning, including two-dimensional renderings of sculpted imagery in drawing and painting, the decoration of medals and bells, small table-top objects, prestigious public monuments, and sculpture's complex interrelationships with painting and architecture. Very well illustrated in black and white. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.