Henry Moore: Late Large Forms
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Henry Moore: Late Large Forms at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London.
Moore’s oeuvre, emblematic of modern British sculpture, is informed by elements of the abstract, the surreal, the primitive, and the classical. His rolling corporeal forms are as accessible and familiar as they are distinctly avant-garde.
This volume is dedicated to nine large-scale sculptures made by Moore between 1960 and 1981. It was the artist’s intention that these forms be interacted with, viewed close-up, and even touched. In order that their heft and mass could be perceived in a myriad of settings, they were most commonly placed outdoors.
The book includes photography of the works inside the gallery and outdoors on the grounds of Perry Green, as well a section devoted to Moore’s working process, showing the artist in the studio and various maquettes and related works for each of the nine sculptures. It also features a foreword by Richard Calvocoressi and essays by Anita Feldman and Anne M. Wagner.