Henry Moore-- Writings and Conversations

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University of California Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 320 pages
Henry Moore's writings constitute a vivid and comprehensive record of his life and work, of the influences that shaped his vision, and of his reactions to the work of other artists, periods, and cultures. Spanning some seventy years, Moore's writings and conversations are much more than documentary records of his life and times: they have considerable literary merit in their own right.

This fascinating collection of Moore's written and spoken words is the most comprehensive yet compiled, and contains much previously unpublished material. It includes over 150 illustrations: photographs of the sculptures, drawings and prints discussed in the text, illustrations of works by other artists, and photographs of the sculptor and his environment at various stages of his life.

Henry Moore: Writings and Conversations completes and complements the catalogues of his sculpture, drawings, and prints. It will be indispensable for scholars and engrossing reading for Moore enthusiasts worldwide.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Art and Society I
12
LIFE AND INFLUENCES 3 I
31
London and Kent 192140
44
Hertfordshire 194086
61
FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES 8 I
81
ART AND ARTISTS
97
Tribal Sculpture Cycladic Sculpture Mesopotamian Art
111
On Critics and Art Criticism I4 I
141
ON SCULPTURE
187
Subjects and Sources of Inspiration 2 I 2
212
2 2
230
Sculpture in Landscape
245
Bibliographical Sources 3 II
311
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Born in Toronto, Alan Wilkinson studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and wrote his Ph.D thesis on the drawings of Henry Moore. Dr. Wilkinson's publications include The Drawings of Henry Moore (1977), Gauguin to Moore: Primitivism in Modern Sculpture (1981), Henry Moore Remembered (1987), Barbara Hepworth: A Retrospective (coauthor) (1994), and the two-volume catalogue raisonné The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz (1996 and 2000).

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