Paperback ISBN: 0714868809
The first monograph of Chicago-based Theaster Gates, one of the most exciting and highly regarded contemporary artists at work today. Celebrated for bridging the gap between art and life, Gates’ work encourages political, social and spatial change, and reaches beyond a traditional art audience. His output includes sculpture, installation, performance, architecture and urban interventions, and has been exhibited and critically acclaimed in important exhibitions including Documenta Kassel and the Venice Biennale. This is the first time all his significant projects are collected and examined together.
Hardcover ISBN: 0853319154
In a career spanning more than six decades, Ruth Duckworth has created an immense and important body of work. Her ambition, intensity, and defiance of convention have governed her personal journey - fleeing from Nazi Germany to England at the outset of World War II, and settling in the United States in the mid-1960s - as well as her prodigious artistic output. Although Duckworth started out sculpting in stone, and has created both intimate and large-scale artworks in bronze and other materials, she has since the early 1960s predominantly worked in clay. It is for her work in this medium that she is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most innovative and significant sculptors. A true alchemist of abstraction, Duckworth has consistently produced barrier-bending art that is elegant yet at the same time buoyant, visionary works of seductive refinement, austere power, and radiant immediacy that masterfully continue the aesthetics of modernism into the twenty-first-century. This volume, which accompanies a major touring exhibition provides a long-overdue assessment of Duckworth's significance. It reveals the conceptual and iconographic foundations that Duckworth's work shares with other important modernist sculptors.
And There Was Sculpture
Jacob Epstein's Formative Years 1882-1930
Paperback ISBN: 1903470927
This is a comprehensive introduction to the young Epstein, a study of his personality, his art, his culture, his milieu, his domestic menages, his Jewishness, his unJewishness, his vision, his lovers and again his art, for Epstein lived, starved and suffered all for his art. Immigrants to New York, his parents took the name Epstein without appreciating that it would make him forever a foreigner in his chosen homeland, London, where his startlingly original responses to public commissions worked the popular press into a lather, and the Bloomsbury intellectuals did not really like him either. “He took the bricks, he took the insults, he faced the howls of derision … and as far as this country is concerned he took them first,
Modern Scottish Women
Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965
Paperback ISBN: 1906270899
This revelatory book concentrates on Scottish women painters and sculptors from 1885, when Fra Newbery became Director of the Glasgow School of Art, until 1965, the year of Anne Redpath's death. It explores the experience and context of the artists and their place in Scottish art history, in terms of training, professional opportunities and personal links within the Scottish art world. Celebrated painters including Joan Eardley, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and Phoebe Anna Traquair are examined alongside lesser-known figures such as Phyllis Bone, Dorothy Johnstone and Norah Neilson Gray, in order to look afresh at the achievements of Scottish women artists of the modern period. Exhibition: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK (07.11.2015-26.06.2016).