A Quiet Revolution: British Sculpture Since 1965 - Edited by Terry A. Neff with Essays by Graham Beal, Lynne Cooke, Charles Harrison & Mary Jane JacobLondon: Thames & Hudson, 1987, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' name to the first blank.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; 3-column text (in part);
From the cover: “In the last two decades British sculpture has enjoyed an unprecedented impact on the international art scene. A strong tradition of sculpture earlier in this century, exemplified in the work of Epstein, Hepworth, Moore and Caro, took a new turn in the 1960s: from an experimental art evolving out of the modernist tradition to an industrially orientated approach concerned with recognizable images.
This is the first book to explore and present the sculpture of this period. While there are many artists, all born after 1940, pursuing these new and internationally influential developments, the focus here is on the six major ones: Barry Flanagan, Richard Long and David Nash, whose work illustrates the more experimental aspect of the new British sculpture, and Tony Cragg, William Wood row and Richard Deacon, whose work is more concerned with common imagery. Essays on each artist place them in their context, while two important texts, by the two most significant writers on contemporary British art, Charles Harrison and Lynne Cooke, trace the developments from the late 1960s to the present. The result is a unique critical survey of this outstanding twenty-year period in British art.
The works of these artists were the subject of a major touring exhibition in the U. S. A. in 1987.”