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Tate Modern Artists: Richard Deacon

Clarrie Wallis Teresa Gleadowe Dr. Penelope Curtis

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Tate Publishing
01 May 2014
Art & design styles: from c 1960; Sculpture; Individual artists, art monographs
Born in Bangor, Wales, in 1949, Richard Deacon has been at the forefront of sculpture for the last 35 years and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1987. His work employs curvilinear forms made from a wide range of materials that are traditionally associated with the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products. Language and speech have played an important role in Deacon's approach to his work: I think of making things, structuring, as being an activity not unlike the power of speech, in that it is a means of giving shape . . . a means whereby the world, a chaotic universe, is actually made understandable.
By:   Clarrie Wallis, Teresa Gleadowe, Dr. Penelope Curtis
Imprint:   Tate Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 268mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   602g
ISBN:   9781849762250
ISBN 10:   1849762252
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 May 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Clarrie Wallis is curator of contemporary art at Tate Britain. Penelope Curtis is director at Tate Britain.

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