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Hardback104 PagesSize: 280 × 240 mm
139 colour and b&w illustrations
ISBN: 9781848223486Publication: August 19, 2019

Anthony Caro

Stainless Steel

Ms Karen Wilkin


£40.00 GBP

Available for preorder: this book will be shipped on its publication date of August 19, 2019

  • Published to coincide with an exhibition of Anthony Caro's stainless-steel sculptures, opening in Baltimore and New York in 2019
  • The first monograph to consider Caro's sculptural output in stainless steel, a material he used throughout his career
  • Includes an interview with sculptor John Gibbons (b. 1949), a former assistant of Caro's, heightening awareness of the
    currency of his legacy


This is the sixth volume in Lund Humphries’ series of monographs on British sculptor Anthony Caro and the first publication to focus on his use of Stainless Steel as a distinct body of work.

Caro employed stainless steel extensively, from intimately scaled Table
Sculptures to extremely large works, over many decades, and in his mature works, Caro's interaction with and interrogation of this material became his most important outlet.

Karen Wilkin analyses Caro’s use of
stainless steel in the context of the development of modernist constructed sculpture, pioneered in the UK by Caro and in the US by David Smith, a great friend and artistic confidante, from whom Caro inherited much of his raw steel following Smith's untimely death.  

Karen Wilkin's text represents a much-needed overview of Caro's late career and a vital expansion of our understanding of 20th-century and early 21st-century modernist sculpture.

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