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New library acquisitions: Summer 2023

New acquisitions this summer reflect recent and forthcoming exhibitions at the Institute and activities supported by the Foundation through its grants programme.

Ahead of the exhibition The Weight of Words we have added new titles on the relationship between sculpture and poetry. Recommended reading around artists in the show includes a new book by the Syrian-born artist Issam Kourbaj on his installation Dark Water, Burning World (2016) and a new monograph on Indian artist Shilpa Gupta published by Phaidon. The full reading list can be found below.

In the library you can also read Into the Light: The Art of Egon Altdorf, the first English language study of the German artist, whose work is on display in Gallery 4. We have a few copies of this stunning book available to buy in our gallery shop and online as well.

The library regularly receives catalogues and books from our grant-aided activities. Recent titles include: Henry Moore and the Venus Figurines published by Edizioni Espera, 2023; Frank Bowling: Sculpture published by Ridinghouse, 2023 and catalogues of recent exhibitions by Anthony Caro, Mike Nelson, Katie Paterson, Phyllida Barlow, Renee So, Do Ho Suh and the group exhibition Poor Things at Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

We are delighted to receive Escala: Escultura 1945-2000, the catalogue of an exhibition exploring scale in sculpture held at Fundación Juan March, Madrid curated by Penelope Curtis, Manuel Fontán del Junco and Inés Vallejo.

Thank you also to David Beattie for sending a copy of the publication which documents his research into the memorial to Alderman Arthur Winsley in Colchester and its new attribution to forgotten eighteenth century stone-carver Richard Van Spangen.

Full list of acquisitions

Click the links below to see all the new books we’ve added to the Sculpture Research Library.







New publication

Into the Light: The Art of Egon Altdorf

Into the Light: The Art of Egon Altdorf is the first English language study of Altdorf’s work, illuminating the contribution of artists who reshaped postwar life while remaining under-represented in art history: the lost generation.

Through ten interdisciplinary chapters, this beautiful hardcover book explores Altdorf’s sculpture, printmaking, glass design, and poetry.

Edited by Judith LeGrove, with additional texts by Nicolette David, Arie Hartog, David Jasper, Julia Kelly, Ulrich Knufinke, Deborah Lewer, Elaine Morley, Felicitas Reutsch, Dorothea Schöne, and Graham Ward.

Product details:
192 pages
290 x 225mm
ISBN: 978-1915670083

Buy Into the Light: The Art of Egon Altdorf

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