Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture

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In Mother Stone Anne Middleton Wagner looks anew at the carvings of the first generation of British modernists, a group centered around Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Jacob Epstein. Wagner probes the work of these sculptors, discusses their shared avant-garde materialism, and identifies a common theme that runs through their work and that of other artists of the period: maternity. Why were artists for three turbulent decades after the First World War seemingly preoccupied with representations of pregnant women and ...

Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture 2005, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300106855

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