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New Rhythms: Henri Gaudier Brzeska


Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) was a pioneer of modern sculpture. Born in France, but working in London from 1911 to 1914, Gaudier’s precocious talent was cut short by his death at the age of twenty-three in the First World War. Published to accompany the New Rhythms exhibition in March- June 2015 and to mark 100 years since Gaudier’s death, NEW RHYTHMS explores how his interests in dance, rhythm and movement (including wrestling) decisively influenced his sculpture. Alongside his contemporaries, Gaudier’s ambition was to make art for a new age.

With over 80 illustrations and an introduction from Dr Jennifer Powell (Kettle’s Yard) and essays by Dr Doïna Lemny (Pompidou Centre, Paris), Dr Sarah Victoria Turner (Paul Mellon Centre) and Dr Evelyn Silber, this publication showcases how Gaudier’s works can inspire NEW RHYTHMS today.
Published in 2015.

Soft cover 
126 pages 
Dimensions: 240 x 190 mm 
ISBN: 978-1904561514