This book is a celebration of The Henry Moore Foundation's collection—the most important and comprehensive single group of Moore's drawings, graphics, and sculpture.
More than 300 of Moore's acclaimed works are reproduced in full color, and extensive captions are provided by distinguished sculptors, art critics, and art historians, many of whom knew and worked with Moore. Their fresh insights and personal anecdotes provide a detailed and compelling analysis of Moore's artistry.
David Mitchinson's introductory essay traces the formation of The Henry Moore Foundation's collection, a fascinating story that has never been told before. He explains Moore's somewhat haphazard way of working, the confused ownership between the Foundation and its trading company, the strengths and weaknesses of the Collection itself, and the evolution of the Foundation's property at Perry Green in Hertfordshire. With a foreword by Sir Alan Bowness, Celebrating Moore will be a welcome addition to the study and appreciation of Henry Moore for years to come.
From the Foreword:"Henry Moore talked well and liked talking about sculpture, but he rarely gave any verbal explanation of his own works. That was for others to do: He was the man who had made the piece and put it out in the world. This is the form that the catalogue takes—twenty-five sculptors, art historians, critics, curators, and film makers write about sculptures and drawings that particularly interest them."
Giovanni Carandente Frances Carey
Anita Feldman Bennet
David Mitchinson is Head of Collections and Exhibitions at the Henry Moore Foundation.