The Sculpture of William Turnbull

ISBN: 9780853318910
Artist(s): William Turnbull
Author(s): Amanda A Davidson
Format: hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 2005
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 208 pages
Illustrations: 318 illustrations, 12 in colour


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William Turnbull (b.1922), painter and sculptor, is one of Britain’s most respected artists. He is also one of the most individual. Never part of a group, but always alert to contemporary trends, Turnbull has modulated his own artistic vocabulary in relation to the longer, and truly international, history of sculpture. Moving swiftly on from the parochialism of post-war London, Turnbull’s two years in Paris (1948-50) nourished his art throughout the following decades. His interest in the archetypal human (and animal) form was broken by an interlude in which the sculptor made possibly the most significant British contribution to the developing language of Minimalism. Amanda Davidson’s concise and lucid text takes us through Turnbull’s journey, exploring his influences as well as his own constant sense of direction, and counterbalances this with the first complete catalogue of his entire sculptural output, 1948 to 2003. Fine copy in clean dust-jacket.


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