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Ruth Duckworth: Modernist Sculptor

Lauria, Jo; Birks, Tony

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ISBN 10: 0853319154 / ISBN 13: 9780853319153
Published by Lund Humphries Publishers, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Ruth Duckworth: Modernist Sculptor

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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In a career spanning more than six decades, Ruth Duckworth has created an immense and important body of work. Her ambition, intensity, and defiance of convention have governed her personal journey - fleeing from Nazi Germany to England at the outset of World War II, and settling in the United States in the mid-1960s - as well as her prodigious artistic output. Although Duckworth started out sculpting in stone, and has created both intimate and large-scale artworks in bronze and other materials, she has since the early 1960s predominantly worked in clay. It is for her work in this medium that she is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most innovative and significant sculptors. A true alchemist of abstraction, Duckworth has consistently produced barrier-bending art that is elegant yet at the same time buoyant, visionary works of seductive refinement, austere power, and radiant immediacy that masterfully continue the aesthetics of modernism into the twenty-first-century.
This volume, which accompanies a major touring exhibition provides a long-overdue assessment of Duckworth's significance. It reveals the conceptual and iconographic foundations that Duckworth's work shares with other important modernist sculptors.

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Jo Lauria is an independent curator and art consultant, and former Decorative Arts Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has published and lectured extensively in the history of twentieth-century and contemporary decorative arts. Tony Birks is a writer and sculptor who trained at the Slade School in London. He is the author of the ground-breaking Art of the Modern Potter, and the authoritative Complete Potter's Companion. His official biographies of Hans Coper and Lucie Rie are renowned worldwide.

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