This book examines the outstanding success of Henry Moore in the United States. It focuses on contextual factors: political and economic imperatives within the United Kingdom and the transatlantic Special Relationship; the ways in which Moore was presented to an American audience via text and imagery; and the influential network of his supporters which spanned the two countries. The book examines a range of sculptural commissions in key American cities: these are related to the ambitions of politicians and businessmen alike who perceived Moore’s monumental sculptures as expressions of citizenship and humanity, particularly against the backdrop of the Cold War. The book includes many previously unpublished images.
|Publication title||Henry Moore in America: Art, Business and the Special Relationship|
|Publishers name||I. B. Tauris|
|Number of pages||258|
|ISBN||978 1 84885 821 3|