This beautifully illustrated book is a comprehensive overview of developments in the world of sculpture during the past fifty years, and follows the successful, highly illustrated formula of Phaidon's best-selling volumes Art Today and Architecture Today. Judith Collins's authoritative yet accessible text explores the various subjects, materials and styles utilized by sculptors and offers a fascinating insight into this versatile and wide-ranging art form.
Judith Collins is a longstanding authority on sculpture. She studied at Edinburgh University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and worked with the Art Council and the Hayward Gallery before becoming a Senior Curator of 20th Century British Art at the Tate Gallery, London. She is the author of a wide range of books, which include The Origins of the Romanesque (Lund Humphries, 1983), Eric Gill: The Sculpture (Herbert Press, 1993) and Andy Goldsworthy: Midsummer Snowballs (Thames & Hudson, 2001), and has written exhibition catalogues on numerous artists including Eduardo Paolozzi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Collins has also worked extensively in radio broadcasting and lectures throughout Europe and the US.