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Henry Moore Complete Sculpture: Volume 6: Sculpture 1980–86

£75.00

ISBN: 9780853317678
Artist(s): Henry Moore
Author(s): Edited by Alan Bowness
Format: Hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 1988
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 240
Illustrations: 300 b&w illustrations

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This sixth and final volume of the official catalogue of Henry Moore’s sculpture covers the last period of the artist’s working life. It includes 137 works, a remarkable number for this short-time span given Moore’s failing health from 1983 onwards. Despite his increasing frailty the sculptures maintain a vigour and originality, with some new treatments of familiar themes such as the Mother and Child. In addition, subjects which preoccupied him less in earlier times – such as torsos and paired figures – are fully explored. As in the other volumes, all works are illustrated alongside their entries and many are reproduced, often from several viewpoints, in the plate section, which contains 148 illustrations. Since the first edition was published in 1988, new information on works produced during the period 1981–86 has come to light. This is now incorporated into this new, revised edition, which also includes significant addenda for Volumes 1 and 4. These are also catalogued and illustrated, both in the addenda and as large-format plates. The list of exhibitions and the bibliography have also been brought fully up to date. The new edition includes a complete list of public collections covering the entire series of volumes. This not only reveals the incredible geographical spread of the artist’s work, but will enable readers in many countries to pinpoint the nearest museums that possess examples. In the six volumes of this catalogue, since the first works dated from 1921, more than a thousand sculptures are documented and fully illustrated.

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