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Herbert Read: A British Vision of World Art

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ISBN: 9780853316435
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Benedict Read and David Thistlewood (Editors)
Format: unspecified
Edition: -
Year published: 1993
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 160
Illustrations: Includes 32 colour and 147 b&w illustrations

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Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968) was one of the greatest British champions of art and a prolific art critic and writer. His recognition of the importance of such contemporary figures as Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash and Ben Nicholson helped to place the achievement of British artists in a world context, and Read was also the first to champion a wide range of European art of the twentieth century.

This publication, which accompanied a major centenary exhibition at Leeds City Art Gallery, is the first to look at the pioneering work of Sir Herbert Read through the works of art with which he was particularly associated. Edited by Herbert Read’s son Benedict Read, Henry Moore Lecturer in Sculpture Studies at the University of Leeds, and Dr David Thistlewood of the University of Liverpool, it includes a Foreword by Sir Alan Bowness, contributions from a range of distinguished artists and art historians, extracts from Read’s writings, and over 150 illustrations.

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