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in Postwar Sculpture, 1945–1975



Rebecca Peabody, editor



Anglo–American Exchange in Postwar Sculpture, 1945–1975 redresses an important art historical oversight. Histories of American and British sculpture are usually told separately, with artists and their work divided by nationality; yet such boundaries obscure a vibrant exchange of ideas, individuals, and aesthetic influences. In reality, the postwar art world saw dynamic interactions between British and American sculptors, critics, curators, teachers, and institutions. Using works of art as points of departure, this book explores the international movement of people, objects, and ideas, demonstrating the importance of Anglo–American exchange to the history of postwar sculpture.

Rebecca Peabody is Manager of Research Projects at the Getty Research Institute and a specialist in 20th–century American art and visual culture.


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PDF Foreword (110KB, 2pp.)
Antonia Boström, Penelope Curtis, Andrew Perchuk, Jon Wood

PDF Introduction: Trajectories in Sculpture (128KB, 3pp.)
Rebecca Peabody

PDF Object Relations: Transatlantic Exchanges on Sculpture and Culture, 1945–1975 (1.06MB, 23pp.)
John C. Welchman

PDF Henry Moore in America: The Role of Journalism and Photography (807KB, 13pp.)
Pauline Rose

PDF "More Light and Less Heat": The Intersection of Henry Seldis's Art Criticism and the Career of Henry Moore in America (763KB, 14pp.)
Jennifer Wulffson Bedford

PDF Now Man's Bound to Fail, More (736KB, 17pp.)
Robert Slifkin

PDF There's a Sculpture on My Shoulder: Bruce McLean and the Anxiety of Influence (1.4MB, 15pp.)
Jo Applin

PDF Polychrome in the Sixties: David Smith and Anthony Caro (932KB, 14pp.)
Sarah Hamill

PDF Tactility or Opticality, Henry Moore or David Smith: Herbert Read and Clement Greenberg on The Art of Sculpture, 1956 (823KB, 17pp.)
David J. Getsy

PDF "Non–compositional and Non–hierarchical": Rasheed Araeen's Search for the Conceptual and the Political in British Sculpture (952KB, 11pp.)
Courtney J. Martin

PDF The "Curve over the Crest of the Hill": Carl Andre and Richard Long (1.03MB, 15pp.)
Alistair Rider

PDF "Like Two Guys Discovering Neptune": Transatlantic Dialogues in the Emergence of Land Art (1.5MB, 16pp.)
Joy Sleeman

PDF Robert Smithson and the Anglo–American Picturesque (858KB, 11pp.)
Timothy D. Martin

PDF Contributors' Biographies (117KB, 2pp.)

PDF Selected Bibliography(181KB, 12pp.)
Compiled by Rebecca Zamora



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ISBN 978–1–60606–069–8

Front cover:
Barbara Hepworth, Figure for Landscape, 1960. Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum. Gift of Fran and Ray Stark. ©Bowness, Hepworth Estate

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