Henry Moore: From the Inside Out - £20 (was £30)
227 illus (80 in Colour)
Edited by Claude Allemand-Cosneau, Manfred Fath and David Mitchinson.
The works of Henry Moore are a familiar presence in cities throughout the world. Conceived in terms of outdoor settings, his sculptures blend landscape forms and those of the human figure in an unmiskably personal way. Even before the Second World War, Moore came to be regarded as the most important sculptor working in Britain; he now ranks as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
This book, published on the occasion of an exhibitions in Nantes, France and Mannheim, Germany, presents an unfamiliar view of Moore. Focusing on his wood and stone carvings, plasters and drawings, it examines the working processes that resulted in his better known monumental public sculptures. Of particular interest are the plasters, few of which have been published before. Whereas Moore's sculptural ideas prior to the Second World War had been formulated as carvings, from the late 1940s he turned to plaster as a means of concieving sculptures intended for casting in bronze. Of no less importance in the genesis of the artist's sculptures were the drawings that he made throughout his career. A generous selection of these are included here.