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Creator:
Hill, Jane, 1944-
Title(s):

The sculpture of Gertrude Hermes / Jane Hill.

Published/Created:
Farnham, Surrey ; Lund Humphries ; 2011.
Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries ; 2011.
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire : In association with the Henry Moore Foundation, 2011.
Physical Description:
152 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Holdings:
Reference Library
NJ18.H44732 H55 2011 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Series statement on jkt.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-141) and index.
"A graduate of Leon Underwood's Brook Green School of Art in London, Gertrude Hermes (1901-83) trained as a painter and sculptor. Hermes and her husband, Blair Hughes-Stanton, who she met at Brook Green, went on to become leading lights in the early twentieth-century's wood-engraving revival. Although their marriage was short-lived, their exuberant visual inventions for Bunyan;s 'The Pilgrim's Progress' and T.E. Lawrence's 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' Brought them critical acclaim. Much has been written about Hermes' career as a wood engraver. In contrast, her contribution as a sculptor has been somewhat eclipsed--until now. 'The Sculpture of Gertrude Hermes' presents for the first time a full analysis of the artist's entire sculptural oeuvre. Along with a comprehensive catalogue of Hermes' sculpture, Jane Hill provides a full account of the artist's life in the context of her career as a sculptor. What results is a picture of a pioneering spirit who created busts and heads, functional designs, decorative work and reliefs that are dynamic and unpredictable. Featuring over 140 images, 'The Sculpture of Gertrude Hermes' is a groundbreaking study of an artist so long associated with one art form. This book redresses the imbalance and creates a new and fresh perspective on an important female artist of the twentieth century."--Publisher's website.
Subject Terms:
Hermes, Gertrude -- Catalogs.
Hermes, Gertrude -- Criticism and interpretation.
Contributors:
Hermes, Gertrude.
Henry Moore Foundation.
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  • Paper scissors stone. Milieus and group practices
  • Themes and materials
  • Modern English ornament. Artist designers of the every-day things of life
  • The artisit craftworker
  • Worlds within worlds. The human clay
  • Art educators and progressive thinkers
  • Cheer to the echo. The harvest of a quiet eye.