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Anthony Caro : quest for the new sculpture

Author: Ian Barker; Anthony Caro
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK ; Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anthony Caro is internationally acknowledged as one of the greatest modernist sculptors of our time. His radical approach heralded a revolution in sculpture. Through his work and teaching he freed sculpture from 'the monolith'. This landmark publication is the first to present a comprehensive overview of the artist's achievements to date, as seen through a wealth of fascinating archival and contemporary sources. It  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barker, Ian.
Anthony Caro.
Aldershot, Hampshire, UK ; Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries, 2004
(OCoLC)646228478
Named Person: Anthony Caro; Anthony Caro; Anthony Caro
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Barker; Anthony Caro
ISBN: 0853319103 9780853319108
OCLC Number: 55736052
Description: 360 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Contents: 1. Early years --
2. Royal Academy schools --
3. Assistant to Henry Moore --
4. The emerging sculptor --
5. Breakthrough --
6. The Whitechapel exhibition --
7. Bennington and the new generation --
8. Consolidation and recognition --
9. A more complex language --
10. Sculpture and architecture --
11. Narrative sculpture and sculpture from painting --
Notes --
Appendices --
Bibliographical sources and further reading --
Index of works by Caro --
Index --
Illustration credits.
Responsibility: Ian Barker.

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"Anthony Caro is internationally acknowledged as one of the greatest modernist sculptors of our time. His radical approach heralded a revolution in sculpture. Through his work and teaching he freed sculpture from 'the monolith'. This landmark publication is the first to present a comprehensive overview of the artist's achievements to date, as seen through a wealth of fascinating archival and contemporary sources. It exclusively brings together selections from his previously unpublished correspondence with critics, including Clement Greenberg and Michael Fried, and his fellow artists. The story of Caro's quest for a new language for sculpture is told through these extracts from letters and interviews. Contemporary critical reaction to Caro's sculpture is also traced through selected press cuttings from his principal exhibitions and other major events of his career. Caro's working processes and views on sculpture are detailed both through an engaging chronological examination of his entire development and through previously unpublished documentary images of the exhibitions, places and personalities that influenced his work"--Bookjacket.

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