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Alison Wilding
Alison Wilding

Alison Wilding


192 Pages, 9.75 x 11.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $79.99 (US $79.99) (CA $107.99)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9781848222656

Rights: US & CA

Lund Humphries (Sep 2018)

Price: $79.99


Alison Wilding RA is one of Britain's foremost sculptors. Tracing the trajectory of her artistic evolution, this original publication provides the first critical survey of Wilding's rich career. Known for her use of contrasting materials and often pairing forms in precarious balancing acts, Wilding's recent works combine string, steel and hair, mirrored glass, silicone rubber, alabaster, sand, and painted foam. Wilding's sculptural language steps beyond the so-called 'new sculpture,' which emerged within Britain in the 1980s, to embrace the European and American vocabularies for producing large-scale abstract sculpture that appeared from the 1960s onward. Drawing on extensive interviews with the artist, this impeccably researched and beautifully produced publication will situate Wilding's work within its rightful place in the history of modern abstract sculpture.

Author Biography

Dr Jo Applin is a specialist in modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on American art. A faculty member at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, she has published widely on contemporary art - her most recent book, Eccentric Objects: Rethinking Sculpture in 1960s America, was published in 2012 - and is an active critic, writing regularly for Artforum and other publications. Professor Briony FBA is an art historian, critic, and curator. She is a professor of History of Art at University College London and has written extensively on diverse topics of twentieth century and contemporary art.