Henry Moore, Sculpting the 20th Century

Henry Moore, Sculpting the 20th Century

Book - 2001
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Henry Moore (1898-1986) is arguably one of the most famous and beloved sculptors of the twentieth century, yet in recent decades his work has fallen out of favor in the world of contemporary art criticism. This handsome book examines this intriguing contradiction and seeks to reassess Moore's crucial contribution to art of the last century.

Looking at Moore's early engagements with primitivism, his 1930s dialogue with abstraction and surrealism, and his postwar interest in large-scale public sculpture, the authors show how the sculptor helped to define some of the most significant aspects of modernism. The authors also contextualize within the polemics of early modernism Moore's emphasis on direct carving instead of modeling and the necessary balance between abstraction and what he called the "psychological human element". Moore's early sculpture -- largely unfamiliar to the general public -- is given particular attention, enabling the reader to explore the evolution of thematic and formal elements in his,work and his ongoing response to different materials. Photographs, some by Moore himself, of over 120 works, including plasters, maquettes, carvings, bronzes, and drawings, are featured, many of which are previously unpublished.

Publisher: [Dallas] : Dallas Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, c2001.
ISBN: 9780300089929
Branch Call Number: 730.92 Moore -K an 33164001437453 NF 8550 NF cpy 1 AURORA
730.92 Moore -K
Characteristics: 323 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.


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