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Old 04-19-2007, 08:22 AM
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Thumbs up New book: Modern Sculpture Reader

I've just bought it, and it's a GREAT book. Obviously it just came out.

Modern Sculpture Reader, edited by Jon Wood, David Hulks and Alex Potts.
Softback, 542pp, ISBN 978 1 905462 00 1, published March 18 2007 by Henry Moore Institute.

http://www.henry-moore-fdn.co.uk/mat...p?page_id=4332

Some excerpts of the Table of Content (author [- "title of writing"]):
Umberto Boccioni - "Technical Manifesto of Futurist Sculpture", Guillaume Apollinaire, Salvador Dali - "The object as Revealed in Surrealist Experiment", André Breton "Mad Love", Naum Gabo "Sculpture: Carving and construction in space", Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Jean Paul Sartre "The search for absolute", Clement Greenberg - "The New Sculpture", David Smith - "The New Sculpture", Donald Judd "Specific Object", Macel Duchamp "A propos of Ready Mades", Robert Morris "Notes on sculpture part II", Eva Hesse, Gilbert and George, Claes Oldenburg, William Tucker, Tony Cragg, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Georg Baselitz, Jannis Kounnellis, ...

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This work includes a preface by Jon Wood and and introduction by Alex Potts. "Modern Sculpture Reader" is the first book to provide an anthology of twentieth-century writings on sculpture. It contains over 60 texts that not only make important and intriguing contributions to our understanding of what sculpture may have been in the past, but which are also imaginative, lively and well-written. It covers many moments where a writer decided to write about 'sculpture' or used the words 'sculpture', 'sculptor' or 'sculptural' in ways that marked a new contribution to the discussion of sculpture. Such a primary source collection allows valuable insight into the development of the critical language of sculpture across the twentieth century. It also contains a wide variety of modes and genres of writing that appear in this book (from manifestoes and newspaper articles, to transcribed lectures and artist interviews). As well as tracing the changing definitions of this medium, "Modern Sculpture Reader" also offers access to a number of sculpture's key ongoing concerns across a hundred year period, from materials and techniques to the monument and the conditions of sculpture's display.

I'm enjoying it a lot!
Peace,
Philippe.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:49 AM
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Re: New book: Modern Sculpture Reader

Thanks for the recommendation! Did you get yours directly through the Henry Moore Institute? I checked on Amazon and they're already sold out.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:47 PM
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Re: New book: Modern Sculpture Reader

Nope, i saw it at Beaubourg - Centre Georges Pompidou's Library and bought it instantly. It's great, the texts are really interesting and well chosen!

Too bad it's sold out, i'm sure this one is going to be a best seller.
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