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agormleysculptureAnthony Gormley on Sculpture
Anthony Gormley and Mark Holborn
(UK: Thames & Hudson, 2015; USA: University of Chicago, 2016)

Antony Gormley occupies an unusual position as a highly populist sculptor – known chiefly for his Angel of the North (1998), a national landmark in the UK – who is also widely regarded as one of the most intellectually challenging artists working internationally. He is grounded in archaeology and anthropology, and looks to Asian and Buddhist traditions as much as to Western sculptural history, which he believes reached a punctuation point with Rodin. This is the first book to focus on Gormley’s thoughts on sculpture, positioning his career and artistic philosophy in relation to its history.

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