Celebrating Moore (Hardback) - £30 (was £35)
305 x 265 mm
Includes 346 colour illustrations
ISBN: 0 85331 726 7
Works from the Collection of The Henry Moore Foundation selected by David Mitchinson
The one-hundredth anniversary of Henry Moore’s birth fell in 1998. This book is both the official Moore centennial publication and a celebration of the Henry Moore Foundation’s Collection - the most important and comprehensive single group of Moore’s work in all media: drawings, graphics and sculpture.
Celebrating Moore is the biggest single volume to be produced on the artist's oeuvre, reproducing in full colour over 300 of his most important works. Extended captions have been contributed by a range of distinguished artists, art critics and art historians - those who knew Moore or have previously written about him. Their detailed analysis of so many of Moore's sculptures and drawings adds significantly to the understanding of his work.
David Mitchinson’s introductory essay traces the formation of the Henry Moore Foundation’s Collection, a fascinating story which has never been told before. He explains the history of the Foundation over the twenty years since it was formed, Moore’s somewhat haphazard way of working, the confused ownership between the Foundation and its trading company, the strengths and weaknesses of the Collection itself, and the evolution of the Foundation’s property at Perry Green.
Celebrating Moore makes an essential contribution to the study and appreciation of Moore’s work in the year of his centenary and beyond.
Julian Andrews, Roger Berthoud, Giovanni Carandente, Frances Carey, Anthony Caro, David Cohen, Susan Compton, Richard Cork, Penelope Curtis, Deborah Emont-Scott, Anita Feldman Bennet, Terry Friedman, Gail Gelburd, Clare Hillman, Phillip King, Christa Lichtenstern, Norbert Lynton, Bernard Meadows, Peter Murray, William Packer, John Read, Reinhard Rudolph, Julian Stallabrass, Julia Summers, Alan Wilkinson.