Anthony Caro: Stainless Steel (2019)

ISBN: 9781848223486
Artist(s): Anthony Caro
Author(s): Karen Wilkin
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2019
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 104
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated

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This is the sixth volume in Lund Humphries’ series of monographs on British sculptor Anthony Caro and the first publication to focus on his use of stainless steel as a distinct body of work.

Caro employed stainless steel extensively, from intimately scaled Table Sculptures to extremely large works, over many decades, and in his mature works, Caro’s exploration and interrogation of this material became increasingly important.

Karen Wilkin analyses Caro’s use of stainless steel in the context of the development of modernist constructed sculpture, pioneered in the UK by Caro and in the US by David Smith, a friend and admired predecessor, from whom Caro inherited most of the stainless steel he first employed, following Smith’s untimely death in 1965.

Karen Wilkin’s text represents a much-needed overview of Caro’s late career and a vital expansion of our understanding of 20th-century and early 21st-century modernist sculpture.


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