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The Sculpture of Clement Meadmore (signed copy)

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New York : Hudson Hills Press, 1994. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (edges faded), pp. 144, 44 colour plates, 60 black and white illustrations of works from 1956 to 1993. With a signed presentation inscription by the artist to the endpaper ‘for Bryan & Betty Kelly 1997 Clement Meadmore).

A rare signed copy.

Clement Meadmore is one of the most highly respected artists of his generation, for both the quality of his work and the integrity of his commitment to public sculpture. This sculptor has been uniquely successful as a creator of public art that serves as a positive, unifying force in the environment. In this handsome volume, author Eric Gibson, former Art Critic of the Washington (D.C.) Times, surveys the artist’s life and forty-year career to date. Meadmore’s work has evolved from dense, coiled sculptures in the 1960s, to sculptures composed of multiple parts in the 1970s, and finally to the branching pieces of the past decade. Although initially linked with the Minimalists, Meadmore has transcended geometry with work of uncommon force and elegance, powerful in large scale and small. It relies for its effect on the opposition between line and mass, also deriving power and eloquence from its fusion of formal invention with intense feeling, a frankly spiritual dimension. Yet ultimately the appeal of Meadmore’s work lies in its success as sheer form.

The Sculpture of Clement Meadmore is fully illustrated with 44 colorplates and 60 black-and-white illustrations (many of the photographs are by the artist himself) of works ranging in time from 1956 to 1993 and in size from pieces that fit in the palm of a hand to others that stretch more than forty-six feet, not to mention a proposal for a six-hundred-foot skyscraper sculpture (this range in scale is belied by the seeming monumentality and robust physicality of even the smallest maquette). It also includes a bibliography, chronology, lists of solo and group exhibitions and public collections, and index.