Frances Spalding

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The Drawings of Barbara Hepworth

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Barbara Hepworth: Writings and Conversations

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Tate Publishing 304pp £24.99 order from our bookshop

These two books, published to coincide with the major Barbara Hepworth exhibition at Tate Britain (which runs until 25 October), further confirm the stature and fascination of this artist. Like Henry Moore, with whom she is regularly paired, her art is not only represented worldwide but also enshrined in two special places, in her case the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in St Ives and the Hepworth Wakefield, David Chipperfield’s award-winning building, which has subsumed the former Wakefield Art Gallery and its collection into what is now primarily a magnificent showcase

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