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Alan Reynolds
Alan Reynolds

Alan Reynolds

The Making of a Concretist Artist

By Michael Harrison, Contributions by Susanne Pfleger

DESIGN

192 Pages, 10.24 x 10.63

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $89.99 (US $89.99) (CA $107.99)

Publication Date: January 2011

ISBN 9781848220683

Rights: US, CA & CN

Lund Humphries (Jan 2011)

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Overview

Alan Reynolds (1926-2014) was an English artist of international repute, whose career fell into two unequal halves: the landscape and abstract painter of the 1950s and 1960s, and the constructive artist of the last 40 years. This illustrated monograph is the first book to bring together these two different bodies of work and to provide a complete overview of Reynolds' development as an artist.Alan Reynolds emerged from the Royal College of Art, fifty years ago already fêted, as Bryan Robertson wrote, as 'the golden boy of post neo-romanticism in England'. Reynolds' engagement with landscape, from his native Suffolk to the hop gardens and orchards of his adoptive Kent, was inspired in part by Constable and Paul Nash but also by Paul Klee and increasingly by Mondrian, until depiction was firmly set aside in favour of the abstract.This book traces the progress of Alan Reynolds' work from the early landscapes to the tonal modular drawings and constructed white reliefs of the last thirty years. Author Michael Harrison worked closely with the artist to produce an insightful analysis of a diverse and fascinating body of work. The book also reflects Alan Reynolds' reception in Europe with an essay by Professor Susanne Pfleger, Director of the Städtischen Galerie, Wolfsburg.

Reviews

"A superb monograph . . . in Michael Harrison, Reynolds has found the perfect interpreter. Harrison trained as a sculptor, made his own wood constructions and understands the process inside-out. He writes with refreshing clarity and charts the course of Reynolds's career with insight and understanding. His monograph is a model of lucidity: beautifully designed by Dalrymple and concisely illustrated, it reads extremely well. It's a testament to a lifetime of devoted effort, for which Alan Reynolds is now justly celebrated." —Spectator

Author Biography

Michael Harrison is a former Director of Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues on British art and artists. Susanne Pfleger is Director of the Städtischen Galerie, Wolfsburg.