HENRY MOORE by Jane Mylum Gardner


From Bones and Stones to Sketches and Sculptures
Age Range: 5 - 10
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 ``Published with the cooperation of the Henry Moore Foundation,'' a handsome book illustrated with some of Moore's preparatory sketches and photos of his own work plus many other excellent b&w photos: a brief, intelligent, and inviting introduction to a sculptor who has been called ``the most famous sculptor of the twentieth century.'' ``Most famous'' isn't equivalent to best, and Picasso, too, was a sculptor; still, Moore's reputation is as monumental as his splendid works of art. Gardner's succinct text captions photos of his studio, with the ordinary and extraordinary objects that--with his family-- inspired him, and shows how his pieces grew from small maquettes that he pondered while ``His eyes and fingers followed the curves over and around,'' living with them for months before he translated them into huge sculptures. A beautifully crafted book that conveys a great deal about all artists while giving the unique flavor of one. Biographical note; titles, dates, sizes, but (unfortunately) not the locations of the art. (Biography. 5- 10)

Pub Date: April 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-02-735812-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Four Winds/MacMillan
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1993


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