Antony Gormley & Richard Noble
Antony Gormley

Over the past 25 years, the sculptor Antony Gormley has created some of the most memorable and controversial public art installations in Britain, the United States, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Mexico, Australia and China. His work has focused on the human figure and most of his pieces are either cast directly from his own body or one of his volunteer models. He is best known for large-scale landscape interventions, such as the 100 cast iron figures facing towards the horizon on the coastal mud-flats at Cuxhaven, Germany (Another Place, 1997); The Angel of the North (1998) commissioned by the city of Gateshead in England; the 51 sculptures cast from the inhabitants of Menzies, western Australia, and set in ten square kilometres of a dried lake (Inside Australia, 2003); and the 100 figures installed to create a single line in the horizon in the Scolacium Archaeological Park, Italy (Time Horizon, 2006). Gormley has also created many collaborative works in major public museum sites, such as the 190,000 figures in Asian Field (2003) and the 250 Domain sculptures made of stainless steel bars commissioned by the Baltic (2003).

This book is the definitive guide to Gormley's career, an extensive large format publication which is the first major retrospective of his career. The 37 chapters consider each one of his significant projects in a comprehensive visual essay and are accompanied by a text written by the artist, explaining the genesis, creation and installation of the work. Also included are extracts from Gormley's notebooks, contemporaneous writings and drawings which illuminate his process. The book is completed by a catalogue raisonné.


Essay by Richard Noble
Four color throughout

Published by SteidlMACK

560 pages
24.7 cm x 29.8 cm
Hardcover with silk-screened linen cover

Publication date: May 2007

€60.00 £50.00 $80.00

ISBN 9783865210296