by Anthony Caro and Toby Glanville

Edited by Amanda Renshaw

Phaidon Press

290 × 210, 464pp

2014

A substantial, but selective chronological overview of the career of one of the towering figures of modern sculpture

'Regarded as the greatest British artist of his generation and represented in museum collections all over the world, Anthony Caro revolutionized sculpture in the 1960s, by taking the radical step of removing the plinth and placing his work directly on the ground not only changed our relationship with the artwork, but the direction of sculpture itself. 

This beautifully designed book includes a comprehensive survey of Caro's work over a period of more than half a century – ranging from his time as Henry Moore's assistant in the early 1950s right up until his death in 2013. 

A collection of short texts by leading contemporary artists, including Anish Kapoor, Richard Deacon, Rachel Whiteread and Antony Gormley demonstrate the influence of Caro's work, and a series of key essays by renowned critics and art historians, such as Clement Greenberg and Michael Fried, provide an unparalleled overview of his career and complete this intimate celebration of the artist.' (Phaidon Press)