Regarded as the greatest British artist of his generation and represented in museum collections all over the world, Anthony Caro revolutionised sculpture in the 1960s, by taking the radical step of removing the plinth and placing his work directly on the ground not only changed our relationship with the artwork, but the direction of sculpture itself.
This beautifully designed book includes a comprehensive survey of Caro’s work over a period of more than half a century – ranging from his time as Henry Moore’s assistant in the early 1950s right up until his death in 2013.
More than fifty of his masterworks are each examined in detail through never before published archival installation images and comments by the artist from the time of production or exhibition. Furthermore, a collection of specially commissioned new documentary photographs by Toby Glanville capture the processes behind the sculptor’s work, from conception to production to installation and exhibition in major exhibitions and installations.
A collection of short texts by leading contemporary artists, including Antony Gormley, Liz Larner, Joel Shapiro, Simon Starling, Frank Stella, Rebecca Warren and Richard Wentworth demonstrate the influence of Caro’s work, and a series of key essays by renowned critics and art historians, such as Clement Greenberg and Michael Fried, provide an unparalleled overview of his career and complete this intimate celebration of the artist.