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Henry Moore at the Wallace Collection: The Helmet Head Series
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Tobias Capwell Hannah Higham
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Henry Moore at the Wallace Collection: The Helmet Head Series

Tobias Capwell Hannah Higham


Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd

Art & design styles: Expressionism;
Individual artists, art monographs;
Exhibition catalogues & specific collections


144 pages

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The Wallace Collection hosts a major exhibition in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation for spring 2019 exploring the sculptor Henry Moore's fascination with armour at the Wallace Collection, an interest which fundamentally influenced his work over many years. In 1921 Moore set up his studio in Hampstead, not far from the Wallace Collection and often referred to the `many hours' he spent here, studying armour. Here he recognised what he called `universal organic forms.' He sensed that pieces of armour were `objects of power', sculptural forms whose vitality flowed from their function- to protect another vulnerable structure inside of them. This richly illustrated catalogue, written by co-curators Tobas Capwell and Hannah Higham, follows the thematic structure of the exhibition and illuminates an unusual, relatively unknown, aspect of Henry Moore's work.

By:   Tobias Capwell, Hannah Higham
Imprint:   Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 220mm, 
ISBN:   9781781300770
ISBN 10:   1781300771
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Section 1: Introduction (Moore's visits to the Wallace) Section 2: Early references (Wallace medieval armour and WWI helmets) Section 3: Stringed Head and Figures Section 4: Marquette and drawings Section 5: Helmet Head Series Section 6: Helmet Head and Shoulders and Wallace Field armour

Dr Tobias Capwell is one of the world's leading authorities on medieval and Renaissance weapons and armour, with special emphasis on armour in England during the 15th Century. Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection in London, he has published numerous books and articles on many areas of the subject. Dr Hannah Higham is a curator at The Henry Moore Foundation

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