written by Chris Stephens
Tate Gallery | ISBN 9781854378767
Hardback – 224 pages
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Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986) was arguably the most influential British sculptor of the twentieth century. Moore's life and work are introduced by Chris Stephens, a leading authority on both Moore and the British art scene of the period. Separate essays will examine Moore's exploration of biomorphic forms in the 1930s, his interest in psychoanalysis, the ever-present influence of war and the artist's enduring legacy. The book features statements by living artists, including Sir Anthony Caro, Bruce McClean and Simon Starling, on the importance of Moore to their own work, as well as a photo-essay and an illustrated chronology. With Moore's reputation once more in the ascendant, this thorough and perceptive reassessment is long overdue.