Henry Moore and the Arts Council Collection

Henry Moore and the Arts Council Collection
Library Shelf Location 18.MOOR
Publication Date 2012

This beautiful, small-format book presents a number of key works by Henry Moore, showcasing prints and sculptures from the period 1929 to 1962, while expanding on previous publications through a study of Moore's early relationship with the Arts Council Collection. Henry Moore was a major force in shaping the sculpture collection of the ACC, acting as an advisor to the acquisitions committee in the early 1950s and advocating the acquisition of a significant group of post-war British sculpture by artists including Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick and Barbara Hepworth. Moore himself is strongly represented in the Collection 11 powerful sculptures, as well as 15 works on paper spanning five decades, appear in the Collection's holdings. These works are illustrated in colour in this beautifully-designed book, accompanied by an essay featuring critical and historical commentary on individual works by Benedict Read as well as a timeline of the artist s life and involvement with the ACC. The book provides a succinct history of Henry Moore's practice with key developments in both two- and three-dimensional works illustrated, alongside important documentary material.

ISBN 9781853323027
Quantity 1
Pages 80
Author Benedict Read
Format Paperback
Publisher Hayward Publishing, London
Related Artist Henry Moore
Categories Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Galleries/Museums/Private Collections
Language English

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