Sculpture Since 1945

Sculpture Since 1945

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Since 1945 the modern revolution in sculpture has gathered pace, and sculpture has now ceased to be the fixed category it once was. In recent decades the modernist idea of sculpture across the UK, America, and Europe, has been challenged, and issues such as nationality, politics, or gender have been brought in to the arena of public discussion. In this account of the development of post-War sculpture Andrew Causey examines innovative and avant-garde works in relation to contemporary events, festivals, commissions, the marketplace, and the changing functions of museums. He explores the use of everyday objects and the importance of sculptural context, discussing figurative and non-figurative works, Anti-form, Minimalism, experimental form, Earth art, landscape sculpture, installation, and performance art. The holistic picture of post-War sculpture which emerges establishes the key events and themes round which future debate will centre.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 299 pages
  • 170.18 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 861.82g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60 colour plates, 74 b&w halftones, notes, timeline, bibliography
  • 0192842552
  • 9780192842558

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"A grand and inclusive series of truly global dimensions....Sumptuous reproductions and dynamic syntheses of artistic and historical themes."--Booklist"Superb....Highly informative....The design is beautifully clear, the text jargon-free and never less than readable."--The Guardianshow more

Table of contents

Introduction. 1: European Sculpture at End of the Second World War. 2: The New Sculpture. 3: Sculpture and the Everyday. 4: Modernism and Minimalism. 5: `Anti-Form'. 6: Natural Materials. 7: Public Spaces. 8: Object and Figure: Sculpture Since 1980. Notes, List of Illustrations, Bibliographic Essay, Timeline, Indexshow more

About Andrew Causey

About the Author Andrew Causey is Professor and Head of the History of Art Department at Manchester University, and a Trustee of the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust and Henry Moore Foundation.show more

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