Eduardo Paolozzi

Author(s): Judith Collins


Artist Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was a unique cultural figure. His varied yet instantly recognisable work chronicles the significant changes in British art from the austere 1950s to the post-post-modern late 1990s. This highly illustrated and visually exciting book provides the first comprehensive overview of the career of a major, prolific and complex artist, exploring Paolozzi's work from all periods and across all media: collage, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, tapestry and film. An Italian Scot, Paolozzi studied first at Edinburgh College of Art, before moving on to the Ruskin Drawing School and the Slade. He was a founding member of the Independent Group in the early 1950s but steadfastly resisted the 'Pop' label, preferring instead to see his pioneering interdisciplinarity as an extension and an expansion of radical Surrealism. Dedicating a chapter to each facet of Paolozzi's wide-ranging practice - including, in turn, his bronze, aluminium and public sculptures, as well as his early collages and his innovative screenprints - this book offers the definitive, illustrated, art-historical appraisal of an artist whose work continues to fascinate and inspire.
Published with support from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art


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Judith Collins is an independent curator and writer. She was responsible for several exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery, London in the early 1980s, and then held the post of Senior Curator, Modern British Art, at Tate for 15 years. She is the prize-winning author of a range of books, including Andy Goldsworthy: Midsummer Snowballs (2001), Lynn Chadwick (2006) and Sculpture Today (2007).

Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Chapter 1: Art School 1941-47; Chapter 2: Paris 1947-49; Chapter 3: London October 1949 to early 1952; Chapter 4: The Independent Group 1952-56; Chapter 5: Working with Bronze 1949-62; Chapter 6: Working with Aluminium c.1962-76; Chapter 7: Working with Prints 1950-2000; Chapter 8: Working with Film, Music and Words; Chapter 9: Beyond the Gallery 1951-2000; Chapter 10: Returns 1980s and 1990s; Conclusion; Major Public Collections; Select Bibliography; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781848221314
  • : Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
  • : Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
  • : October 2014
  • : 290mm X 245mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Judith Collins
  • : Hardback
  • : New edition
  • : 709.2
  • : 304
  • : Includes 180 colour and 80 bw illustrations