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Henry Moore [My Ideas, Inspiration and Life as an Artist]

Moore, Henry with John Hedgecoe

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ISBN 10: 085223497X / ISBN 13: 9780852234976
Published by London, Ebury Press, 1986
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First Edition, First Printing. "I would like my work to be thought of as a celebration of life and nature." Filled with John Hedgecoe's black-and-white photographs of the major sculptures as well as Moore's inspirations in nature. 208 pages, 8.5x11.5 inches. Hardcover. Condition: near fine (bookplate) with near fine dust jacket (price-clipped). ISBN 085223497X. Bookseller Inventory # 23425

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Title: Henry Moore [My Ideas, Inspiration and Life ...

Publisher: London, Ebury Press

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Briefly outlines the British sculptor's life and career, shares his comments on his work and influences, and shows a selection of his work

From Library Journal:

Spender, Stephen. In Irina's Garden with Henry Moore's Sculpture. Thames & Hudson, dist. by Norton. 1986. 128p. photogs., mainly color, by David Finn. LC 85-51749. $29.95. art These two collaborative books have been produced for our delectation in anticipation of Henry Moore's 88th birthday on July 30th. His works are rooted in the earth and spring from a spiritual soil accessible to all of us; they speak to us directly in a mythic language. In Henry Moore , the strength, power, and mystery of his works and surroundings are lovingly and lucidly presented in the artist's own words, by archival photos, and by photographs taken by his longtime friend, John Hedgecoe. This is a wonderful book, fully expressing the essence of Moore's title page statement: "I would like my work to be thought of as a celebration of life and nature." The collaborative effort of Spender, Finn, and Moore's wife, Irina, has produced a gentler book. While the impact and appeal of many of Finn's color photographs are marred by the annoying and distracting placement of page numbers in black squares, the book as a whole is successful. The volume by Moore and Hedgecoe is at once the more substantial and the less expensive, so if you must make a choice based solely on price, you will not be the loser; however, both titles would be valuable acquisitions for most collections. Jeffrey Weidman, Oberlin Coll. Libs., Ohio
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