Geoffrey Clarke

Author: Judith LeGrove
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Geoffrey Clarke: a sculptor?s materials' is the first monograph to address the full range of this artist?s work, from stained glass to sculpture, jewellery to textiles, land art to medals. Initially trained in stained glass, Geoffrey Clarke (1924?2014) came to international recognition in 1952, as one of the young British sculptors who exhibited at the Venice Biennale. He rapidly became one of the most frequently commissioned architectural sculptors of the mid-twentieth century, developing an innovative casting technique using aluminium and establishing his own foundry at his home in Suffolk. Clarke?s versatility secured him commissions from banks, offices, universities and cathedrals (most notably, Coventry), which he approached with characteristic verve. Many of these works, sadly neglected, are now finding new audiences: Spirit of Electricity (1958?61) and Spiral Nebula (1962) were both listed Grade II by Historic England in 2016.

Geoffrey Clarke Sculptor

Author: Judith LeGrove
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Geoffrey Clarke (1924-2014) was a pioneer in a golden age of British sculpture, whose fearless experimentation with new materials and processes saw him create works that epitomise the vibrancy of the post-war British art scene. This fully-illustrated catalogue raisonn�, the first of its kind, confirms Clarke's position among the leading lights of a generation, which included Lynn Chadwick, Reg Butler and Kenneth Armitage. There are few familiar with the full scope of Clarke's prolific output - how it transgressed from early iron pieces, indicative of the 'geometry of fear', to elegant aluminium works and later wooden abstract pieces of the 1990s. Spanning nearly five decades of making, Clarke's impressive body of sculptural work is detailed alongside other elements of his diverse oeuvre - stained glass (including pieces created for Coventry Cathedral), silver, medals and textiles also feature. With catalogue entries accompanied by an exhibition history, list of public collections as well as a comprehensive bibliography, this book will be the definitive resource for curators, collectors, dealers and enthusiasts seeking a detailed overview of Clarke's important artistic contribution.

Living Materials

Author: Oliver Andrews
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520064522
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Covers clay, plaster building, mold-making, cement, stone carving, wood, plastic, metals, welding, bronze casting, and sand casting

A Terrible Beauty

Author: Paul Gough
Publisher: Sansom (Acc)
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In-depth survey of artists of the Great War, including Paul Nash, Muirhead Bone, Nevinson, Orpen, Stanley Spencer and Wyndham Lewis.

A Sculptor S Manual

Author: Geoffrey Clarke
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Walter Langley

Author: Roger Langley
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9781906593476
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This is a revised and rewritten edition, with many new illustrations, of the study first published in 1997. It provides unique insights into the Newlyn art colony and the world of the Victorian professional artist. Langley was a pioneer of the remarkable colony of artists drawn to the south-west corner of Cornwall in the 1880s. Working mainly in watercolour, and a sympathetic and unsentimental recorder of the hard lives of the Newlyn fisherfolk, Langley made his name especially through a series of memorably dramatic watercolour and oil paintings. Included in this new edition are also examples of the artist's powerful charcoal drawings. As well as high drama, Langley was the chronicler of the simple, everyday scene in Cornwall, the Midlands, Brittany and Holland. Above all, he is a rival to Stanhope Forbes for the title 'father of the Newlyn colony', but unlike Forbes he did not leave a substantial body of writing or correspondence to advance such a claim. New to this edition are profiles of friends and colleagues from Birmingham who painted in Cornwall including Edwin Harris and William Wainwright.

Geoffrey Clarke

Author: Geoffrey Clarke
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Henry Moore

Author: Hermann Arnhold
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Henry Moore has influenced the history of twentieth - century sculpture more decisively than anyone else. He was one of the first contemporary sculptors to realise his ideas in the public space throughout the world. His oeuvre was a lasting source of inspiration for an entire generation of artists - from Hans Arp, Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso to the younger generation of German sculptors. Henry Moore (1898 - 1 986), known as the "Picasso of Sculpture", is regarded as one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century and the epitome of the modern artist. Typical of his work is the interrelationship between nature and abstraction. He discovered the "voi ds", so - called openings and holes which heighten the sculptural, three - dimensional effect of his works. With this new approach Moore exercised a strong influence on younger sculptors, who gained decisive impulses from his sculptures. This volume presents M oore as the dominant personality of modern sculpture in collaboration with the members of the younger generation of artists.

William Coldstream

Author: Peter Rumley
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William Coldstream became one of the significant twentieth-century cultural icons, who influenced generations of art students. Numbered amongst his cycle of distinguished luminaries were W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, Louis MacNeice, Benjamin Britten, Sir Kenneth Clark, Adrian Stokes, A J Ayer and Anthony Blunt; as well as many artists and establishment figures whose portraits he painted, including one Prime Minister. However, celebrated Coldstream was to become he revealed a somewhat tormented and anxious mind racked with self-doubt. Was he ever going to be appreciated as an artist, will people understand his painting or will he ever gain control of his personal life? Coldstream liked to compartmentalize his life, and almost certainly none of his artistic friends knew all the facets of his extraordinarily complex, secretive and eccentric life; less so about his painting. Yet, this was in contrast to his outwardly lively, witty and charming public personality.

Designing Liners

Author: Anne Wealleans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134189397
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This in-depth history of the interior design of ocean liners surveys the transient history of interior design in relation to the development of passenger shipping, from commissioning by the line owners, methods and sources for the original creation of designs through to its construction, use and influence. It is a short-lived branch of architecture and design, lasting an average of fifteen years. As the design and taste mirrors and reinforces cultural assumptions about national identity, gender, class and race, not only did the interiors of ocean going liners reflect the changing hierarchies of society and shifting patterns in globalization, but the glamour and styling of the liners were reflected back into the design of interiors on land. Combining design history, architecture history, material and visual cultures, Designing Liners is a richly multidisciplinary work for those studying or researching this application of interior design.