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LYNN CHADWICK

MICHAEL BIRD

Published by LUND HUMPHRIES, 2014
ISBN 10: 1848221355 / ISBN 13: 9781848221352
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Title: LYNN CHADWICK

Publisher: LUND HUMPHRIES

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Relié ANGLAIS

Book Type: Ouvrage Neuf

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Ouvrage Neuf Livre neuf. Lynn Chadwick, par Michael Bird.Monnographie consacrée à l'oeuvre du sculpteur anglais Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) sculptures sur métal, moulages, soudures. 290x250mm 1500g. Bookseller Inventory # 9781848221352

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Synopsis: Lynn Chadwick is the definitive monograph on a leading Modern British sculptor. Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) achieved world-wide recognition after winning the International Prize for Sculpture at the 1956 Venice Biennale. He became the most famous member of a generation of young British sculptors whose work captured the essence of the Cold War epoch. Michael Bird draws on fresh research to create the first full-scale art-historical appraisal of Chadwick's oeuvre, including a compelling account of the sculptor's artistic personality and working methods.The book provides a comprehensive survey of Chadwick's career, from his beginnings as an architectural designer in the 1930s, through his emergence as a major international sculptor in the 1950s, to his late, isolated pursuit of monumental bronze and steel sculpture in the 1980s and 1990s. It reassesses earlier critical positions on Chadwick's work and post-war British sculpture more generally and offers a fresh perspective on all phases of his long and productive career.This highly readable book will appeal to anyone interested in Modern British art in general and post-war sculpture in particular, including museum and gallery professionals and audiences, collectors and dealers, scholars, teachers and students.

Review: 'to coincide with the exhibitions, Lund Humphries is publishing an excellent new monograph on the artist by Michael Bird.' Alastair Sooke, The Daily Telegraph 'In this incisive, admirably even-handed and beautifully illustrated book, Michael Bird puts Chadwick in context.' Mark Hudson, Telegraph, 13 June 2014 'Michael Bird's informative and beautifully produced book fills an important gap in the existing literature on post-war British sculpture, which tends to be more synthetic than monographic in nature. It is generously illustrated and full of anecdotes, archival information and thoughtful reflections on the work of an artist who was famously grumpy about any such attempts to theorize his work [A] fascinating and much-needed account of Lynn Chadwick's singular importance' Jo Applin, Art Newspaper, September 2014 The book is well arranged and visually attractive. Bird reveals Chadwick's swift emergence as a sculptor, reminding the reader how quickly and singularly Chadwick found his distinctive style. Chadwick's different working methods are here clearly explained and evaluated, allowing the reader more readily to appreciate their invention, humour and poignancy. The book has a good range of illustrations, and these reveal that Chadwick was admirably served by photographers who got to know him and his work very well. Bird's well researched and hugely informative monograph will do much to restore to Chadwick a major place in the story of British sculpture in the second half of the twentieth century. Burlington Magazine, May 2015

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