Henry Moore: Writings and Conversations

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"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collection of Moore's written and spoken words is the most comprehensive to be compiled and contains much previously unpublished material. It
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Overview

"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collection of Moore's written and spoken words is the most comprehensive to be compiled and contains much previously unpublished material.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 Moore's sculpture, drawings and prints. It will be indispensable for scholars and engrossing reading for Moore enthusiasts worldwide.
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Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Foreword 8
Introduction: 'Perfect Symmetry Is Death' 10
Ch. 1 Life and Influences 31
Yorkshire 1898-1921 31
London and Kent 1921-40 44
Hertfordshire 1940-86 61
Ch. 2 Friends and Colleagues 81
Ch. 3 Art and Artists 97
Ancient, Medieval and Primitive Art 97
General Statements on Art 111
Art and Society 124
On Critics and Art Criticism 141
Artists 142
Ch. 4 On Sculpture 187
Articles and Interviews 1930-37 187
The Nature of Sculpture 198
Subjects and Sources of Inspiration 212
Materials 222
Working Methods 230
Sculpture and Architecture 242
Sculpture in Landscape 245
Ch. 5 Works 251
Bibliographical Sources 311
Index of Works 312
General Index 314
Picture credits 320
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