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Henry Moore : The Helmet Heads - Tobias,Higham, Hannah Capwell

Paperback Published: 1st April 2019
ISBN: 9781781300770
Number Of Pages: 144

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'The idea of one form inside another form may owe some of its incipient beginnings to my interest at one stage when I discovered armour. I spent many hours in the Wallace Collection, in London, looking at armour.'
Henry Moore, 1980.

Coinciding with the major exhibition of the same name, Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads traces the footsteps of the artist through the armouries of the Wallace Collection, where he encountered 'objects of power' that profoundly influenced his work for the rest of his career.

Captivated by helmets in particular, Moore saw in them a fundamental form idea – an outer shell which could protect something vulnerable inside. Tobias Capwell identifies the specific helmets which inspired the artist and examines these alongside Moore's sculptures for the very first time. The reasons for his fascination with armour and the implications it had on his art, are explored by Hannah Higham and set in the context of Moore's life and work – one punctuated by global conflicts and artistic experiment.

Richly illustrated, this catalogue reveals the origins of some of Henry Moore's most innovative works and examines in depth for the first time this largely unknown aspect of his career.

About the Authors

Tobias Capwell is one of the world's leading authorities on medieval and Renaissance armour. Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection, he has published numerous books and articles on many diverse aspects of the subject, including its depiction in painting, sculpture and other media.

Hannah Higham is Curator of Henry Moore Collections and Exhibitions at The Henry Moore Foundation. She has curated numerous exhibitions on the artist and published widely on the subject of sculpture.

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

ISBN: 9781781300770
ISBN-10: 1781300771
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st April 2019
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 22.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.84

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