By Antony Gormley,Mark Holborn
Antony Gormley occupies an strange place as a hugely populist sculptor identified mainly for his Angel of the North (1998), a countrywide landmark within the united kingdom who's additionally extensively considered as probably the most intellectually hard artists operating across the world. he's grounded in archaeology and anthropology, and appears to Asian and Buddhist traditions up to to Western sculptural historical past, which he believes reached a punctuation element with Rodin. this is often the 1st booklet to target Gormley's innovations on sculpture, positioning his occupation and inventive philosophy when it comes to its heritage.
The e-book is dependent thematically over 4 chapters: the 1st explores Gormley's techniques at the physique, time and house when it comes to significant works together with eu box (1993) and 'Still status' (2011), Gormley's rehang of the classical rooms on the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. the second one bankruptcy, 'Sculptors', was once first introduced as a sequence of 5 lectures for the BBC; in every one, Gormley discusses a sculpture he considers to be of massive inventive value: Epstein's The Rock Drill (191315), Brancusi's The never-ending Column (193538), Giacometti's los angeles position (194849), Joseph Beuys's Plight (1985) and Richard Serra's the problem of Time (2005). within the 3rd bankruptcy, Gormley outlines the impression of Buddhist and Jain sculpture on his paintings and ideas, and the fourth showcases the artist's most modern sculptures.
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