Hardback208 PagesSize: 290 × 240 mm
360 B&W illustrations and 40 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781848221789Publication: January 02, 2017

The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage

With a Complete Inventory of Works

By James Scott assisted by Claudia Milburn, with an Introduction by Michael Bird and a Foreword by Antony Gormley


  • The first publication to provide a complete inventory of Kenneth Armitage's sculptures 
  • Published in Armitage's centenary year to coincide with a touring centenary exhibition opening at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath in September 2016


The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage
, which is being published to coincide with the artist's centenary in 2016, is the first book to feature a fully illustrated inventory of all of Armitage's known sculptures. It will be the only available illustrated reference book on the sculptural work of this important 20th-century artist.

Through an inventory of 298 pieces and an accompanying narrative text, the book undertakes an examination of Armitage’s significant contribution to sculpture nationally and internationally during the second half of the 20th century, starting with the ‘geometry of fear’ exhibition at the 1952 Venice Biennale and Armitage’s solo contribution to the Biennale in 1958. It will be an essential reference resource for researchers, curators, dealers and collectors which will complement the complete sculpture catalogues already produced for Armitage’s sculptor contemporaries Lynn Chadwick, Elisabeth Frink, Robert Adams and Reg Butler, enhancing our understanding of post-war British sculpture.

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