One of the most celebrated and talked about artists of his generation, Turner Prize-winner Antony Gormley (b. 1950) generates lively debate and critical acclaim. His large-scale, iconic projects such as Angel of the North at Gateshead , the 100 cast-iron sculptures he placed on a British beach for Another Place , and the hundreds of small terracotta figurines he asked the public to create for Field have cemented his place among today’s leading contemporary artists. A consummate showman, Gormley has sought a broad stage and often collaborative audience for his work over the years. In this survey of the artist’s work, Martin Caiger-Smith examines Gormley’s influences and assesses his relationship to minimalism, arte povera , land and environmental art, and his response to the challenge of engaging with figurative sculpture at the beginning of the twenty-first century. With over 100 color illustrations, this is the perfect introduction to a widely respected contemporary artist.
8.25 X 10.63 X 0.38 in. | 128 pages.
ISBN 13: 9781854377975