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Barbara Hepworth
Abraham Marie Hammacher
0500202184
May 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Arts Review
Revealing and intimate.

Book Description
Born in Yorkshire in 1903, Barbara Hepworth was determined to become a sculptor despite the misgivings of her parents and the common attitude at the time that a woman studying sculpture was not to be taken seriously. She was part of the generation of British artists that included Henry Moore (with whom she studied in Leeds) and Ben Nicholson (whom she married), and her sculpture explored the forms of life--especially human life--as well as those of mathematics. From the beginning, her work displayed a monumental power, and after World War II it received far wider recognition and acclaim. Hepworth later experimented in new substances such as sheet metal, wire, and bronze, but her work always maintained its nobility, subtlety, and flawless...


Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden
Chris Stephens
0810962551
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
English artist Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) created a unique combination of subtropical garden and sculpture park at Trewyn in St. Ives-a haven of peace that acted as a showplace for her sculpture, a working environment, and an opportunity for Hepworth to pursue her other great love, gardening. This book is a beautiful record of the plants and sculptures at Trewyn throughout the seasons; it explores the evolution of the garden, its purpose, the placement of the works, and the relationship between Hepworth's abstract sculptures and the natural forms that surround them. With specially commissioned photographs taken in all seasons, two essays on Hepworth's work at Trewyn, and full descriptions of both plants and sculptures, this is a wonderful addition to the literature on St. Ives and on Barbara Hepworth.


Art and Its Discontents: The Early Life of Adrian Stokes
Richard Read
0271022965
January 2003
Hardcover
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Art of the Garden
Martin Postle
185437544X
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
British gardens-from the historic to the most contemporary-have long been a source of inspiration for artists. The lovely works featured in Art of the Garden span three centuries and range in media from traditional watercolors and oils to digitally enhanced photography and installation art. Turner, Constable, Bacon, Freud, Hume, Quinn: all of these artists have, at some point, returned to this most beloved of subjects and explored it in their individual way.

A unique mix of authors has contributed to the book, examining subjects as varied as the cross-fertilization between painting and design in the work of key garden designers and radical new takes on the garden in the work of contemporary artists. The book also features a gazetteer of artists' gardens, including those of James Tissot, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick...


St. Ives Artists
Penelope Curtis
1854372254
Apr 1998
Paperback
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Blast to Freeze: British Art in the 20th Century
Andrew Causey
3775712488
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
It was a sensation, indeed, when the young British artists took over the art scene in the 1990s. But what came before them? With works from more than 100 artists, Blast to Freeze traces the epoch-making art movements of an entire British century, from the outbreak of World War I to the collapse of the Soviet Union, beginning and ending with a decided break from the traditional. In 1914 a group of young British artists, the Vorticists, in their avant-garde journal Blast!, propagated a style that blended influences from French cubism and Italian futurism into an independent British modernism. In turn, mavericks such as Henry Moore and Francis Bacon are unthinkable without the British primitivists and surrealists of the 20s and 30s. The specifically British brand of pop art began with the legendary...


Barbara Hepworth
Matthew Gale
1854372742
May 2003
Hardcover
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Contemporary Stone Sculpture: Aesthetics, Methods, Appreciation
Dona Z. Meilach
0887400892
June 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
There is currently a revival in the art of stone sculpture,-along contemporary lines-of the Golden Age in Greece and the Renaissance in Europe. Many noted twentieth-century sculptors are now working directly in stone. This book explains how to create modern stone sculpture, with hundreds of examples by today's top sculptors. Included are sculptures by Jean Arp, Constantin Brancusi, Max Bill, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, and many others, illustrated and explained with hundreds of clearly detailed photographs. This is also a how-to book, giving specific, step-by-step instructions for creating stone sculpture; describing various types of stone, how to select and transport it; telling how to carve the stone with hand tools and electric or pneumatic power tools; and providing the methods of finishing the work....


Barbara Hepworth
Chris Stephens
1854373471
Mar 2001
Paperback
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George Kennethson: A Modernist Rediscovered
Simon Hucker
1858942772
September 2004
Hardcover
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Barbara Hepworth
Chris Stephens
1854374796
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) was one of the most significant sculptors of the 20th century and one of the most successful woman artists of her time. Published to accompany two exhibitions marking the centenary of Hepworth's birth, this is the first book to focus on specific themes in her work rather than offering a chronological survey. The generous color illustrations feature not only her best-known and most popular works, but also a selection never before photographed in color.

About the Author
Chris Stephens is a senior curator at Tate Britain.


Henry Moore
Ian De Jardin
1857593529
August 2004
Paperback
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Intertwining: Artists, Landscape, Issues and Technology
John K. Grande
1551641119
November 1997
Hardcover
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Intertwining: Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists
John K. Grande
1551641100
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
As the global village evolves technology plays an increasingly dominant role. Our machines are designed by machines, scaled to the technology and the designer fits his work to the format of these machines. The landscape and our experience of nature remains essential to our well-being but is not considered in the equation. What Marshall McLuhan called the synaesthetic dimension of global village technology creates a hierarchy of information and images, but lessens the integrity of private thought and our unconscious volition to creative impulse.Intertwining presents a variety of articles under the themes of landscape, issues, technology and artists that encourage reflection on the intertwining of these elements in our daily life. Over forty essays and reviews in all, topics include the effects of the internet on museums...


Lynn Chadwick
Dennis Farr
1854374672
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the first comprehensive survey of the career of Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003), one of the greatest sculptors of the British postwar generation, ranked alongside Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. This book is a fitting tribute to Chadwick's brilliant career, which spanned half a century. Chadwick's work drew upon the natural world, and his sculptures were largely based on the human figure or animal forms. Though he insisted on the primacy of formal and technical concerns, his animals explore states of aggression and vulnerability, while the later, archetypal figures examine aspects of human movement, interaction, and sexuality. Offering a detailed critical explanation of Chadwick's career, the book also incorporates excerpts from interviews and discussions with the artist at his home in Gloucestershire shortly...

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