Anthony Caro: The Definitive Series on the Sculpture of Anthony Caro

Anthony Caro: The Definitive Series on the Sculpture of Anthony Caro

By: Mary Reid (author), Julius Bryant (author), H.F. Westley Smith (editor), Karen Wilkin (editor), Mr. Paul Moorhouse (editor)Mixed Media

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This is a boxed set of Anthony Caro: Drawing in Space, Anthony Caro: Interior and Exterior, Anthony Caro: Figurative and Narrative Sculpture, Anthony Caro: Small Sculptures and Anthony Caro: Presence. The box has been specially designed by Anthony Caro. Anthony Caro restlessly explored an unpredictable range of sculptural possibilities, testing limits and positing new ideas about the nature of eloquent three-dimensional objects. Through his expansion and transformation of the legacy of construction in metal pioneered by Julio Gonzalez and Pablo Picasso, and further developed by David Smith in the USA, Caro created a new, multivalent language of three-dimensional abstraction. The Caro pendulum swung between extremes of linearity and robustness, abstractness and allusion. He countered his mastery of line and transparency with investigations of our responses to mass and perceptions of interior and exterior, even experimenting with literally enterable sculptures. He made rigorously abstract constructions that resemble nothing but themselves, intimate table-based pieces, monumental constructions like metaphorical architecture, and complex multi-part cycles of narrative works that pulse in and out of explicit illusionism. And more. The range and variety of Caro's sculpture notwithstanding, there are also common threads that run through all of his work. The five volumes in this set, each by a different critic, examine the various aspects of Caro's evolution individually, tracing the permutations of different themes - narrative, volume and mass, line and openness - throughout his work, over time. Each volume is independent and explores different territory, but cumulatively, by tracing these dominant themes, they provide new insight into the achievement of one of the undisputed giants of Modernist art.

About Author

Julius Bryant curated two exhibitions with Anthony Caro has authored several books and essays about Caro's work. Paul Moorhouse is 20th-Century Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and has published widely on international modern art. Mary Reid is Curator of Contemporary Art and Photography at The Winnipeg Art Gallery in Canada. H.F. Westley Smith is the collaborative writing name of Hester R. Westley and J. Fitzpatrick Smith. Both are authors of numerous articles, book chapters and exhibition catalogues. Karen Wilkin is a New York-based curator and critic specialising in 20th-century modernism, with emphasis on sculpture.

Contents

Contents: Boxed set of Anthony Caro: Drawing in Space, Anthony Caro: Interior and Exterior, Anthony Caro: Figurative and Narrative Sculpture, Anthony Caro: Small Sculptures and Anthony Caro: Presence.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781848220577
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 736
  • ID: 9781848220577
  • ISBN10: 184822057X

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