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Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio

Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio
Library Shelf Location 18.HEPW
Publication Date 2017
Description

Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio is the first study devoted to Hepworth's St Ives studio in which the centrality of Trewyn Studio and garden to her art and life is brought to the fore. 'It affects my whole life & work most profoundly', she wrote to a friend in 1949 shortly before acquiring it. A history and a portrait of a unique place, the book illuminates the ways in which the place and the work are bound together. It explores Hepworth's working environment and the development of her practice over a period of 25 years. The studio, and especially the garden that Hepworth shaped, was the primary and ideal context in which her sculptures were viewed. Following Hepworth's death in 1975, Trewyn Studio was opened as the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, fulfilling the hopes she had expressed at the end of her life. The adaptation of Hepworth's studio-home to create the Museum is examined in detail. The Museum was given to the Tate Gallery in 1980, becoming the first of Tate's outstations and helping to lay the foundations for Tate St Ives. It contains the largest group of Hepworth's works, permanently on display in the place in which they were created. Here the visitor is closest to Hepworth's work and to the sources of her inspiration.

ISBN 9781849765268
Quantity 1
Pages 128
Author Sophie Bowness
Format Paperback
Publisher Tate Publishing
Related Artist Barbara Hepworth
Categories Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Related City/Region St Ives
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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