ISBN: 9781848221611 • Publication: May 21, 2014
Lynn Chadwick: 2-Volume Boxed Set
Dennis Farr and Eva Chadwick, Michael Bird
Produced in a limited edition of 100 to celebrate the centenary of Lynn Chadwick's birth in 2014, this boxed set contains the new, 4th edition of the essential illustrated catalogue raisonné Lynn Chadwick Sculptor and Michael Bird's definitive monograph on the artist. The two books are contained in a specially created slipcase covered in real cloth.
An indispensable reference book, Lynn Chadwick Sculptor includes comprehensive, updated lists of Chadwick's exhibitions, the public collections he is represented in, and a full biography, alongside the fully illustrated complete catalogue of his sculpture and a new illustrated listing of his lithographs and jewellery. The introductory essay by the late Dennis Farr, which draws on interviews with the artist, examines Chadwick's development as a sculptor and his sculptural techniques, and the catalogue notes now incorporate a useful new explanation of Chadwick's bronze casts and foundries.
In Lynn Chadwick, Michael Bird draws on fresh research to create the first full-scale art-historical appraisal of Chadwick's oeuvre, including a compelling account of the sculptor's artistic personality and working methods. The book provides a comprehensive survey of Chadwick's career, from his beginnings as an architectural designer in the 1930s, through his emergence as a major international sculptor in the 1950s, to his late, isolated pursuit of monumental bronze and steel sculpture in the 1980s and 1990s. It reassesses earlier critical positions on Chadwick's work and post-war British sculpture more generally and offers a fresh perspective on all phases of his long and productive career.
This beautifully packaged boxed set, available at a special price of GBP150, is an indispensable purchase for all collectors and devotees of Chadwick's work.