Artist(s): John Piper
Author(s): Darren Pih
Year published: 2017
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 128
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour
Set to accompany the John Piper exhibition at the Tate Liverpool and written by its curator, this book presents a comprehensive examination of the English artist’s role as champion of modernism in Britain.
John Piper (1903–1992) is renowned for his extraordinarily diverse practice that embraced landscape, architectural and abstract compositions, as well as his theatre and stage sets for Benjamin Britten and his stained-glass windows. Tate Liverpool’s exhibition is the first to examine his role in European modernism, presenting major works by Piper alongside selected works by artists including Jean Hélion and Alexander Calder.
The book contains 50 works by Piper including painting, relief, collage and photography and also presents comparative works and information compiling over 70 images.