Henry Moore: A European Impulse



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Dr. Hermann Arnhold, Tanja Pirsig-Marshall, Markus Müller, Chris Stephens, Christa Lichtenstern, Eline van Dijk, Malte Jung, Mark Niehoff, Beate Pittnauer, Andrea Witte, Uta Caspary


Henry Moore has influenced the history of twentieth – century sculpture more decisively than anyone else. He was one of the first contemporary sculptors to realise his ideas in the public space throughout the world. His oeuvre was a lasting source of inspiration for an entire generation of artists – from Hans Arp, Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso to the younger generation of German sculptors. Henry Moore (1898 – 1 986), known as the “Picasso of Sculpture”, is regarded as one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century and the epitome of the modern artist. Typical of his work is the interrelationship between nature and abstraction. He discovered the “voi ds”, so – called openings and holes which heighten the sculptural, three – dimensional effect of his works. With this new approach Moore exercised a strong influence on younger sculptors, who gained decisive impulses from his sculptures. This volume presents M oore as the dominant personality of modern sculpture in collaboration with the members of the younger generation of artists.

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Weight 1724 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 30.6 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 1 March 2017
Number of pages 260
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 30.6 cm
Weight 1724 g


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