Henry Moore : The Helmet Heads - the exhibition catalogue from The Wallace Collection available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Henry Moore : The Helmet Heads

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A richly illustrated book exploring the sculptor Henry Moore's fascination with armour at the Wallace Collection

In 1921 Moore set up his studio in Hampstead, not far from the Wallace Collection and often referred to the `many hours' he spent here, studying armour. Here he recognised what he called `universal organic forms.' He sensed that pieces of armour were `objects of power', sculptural forms whose vitality flowed from their function- to protect another vulnerable structure inside of them.

This richly illustrated catalogue, written by co-curators Tobas Capwell and Hannah Higham, follows the thematic structure of the exhibition and illuminates an unusual, relatively unknown, aspect of Henry Moore's work.

  • Author: Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Date published: March 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1781300770
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 22.0 cm

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