Release Date: 01 March 2007
Category: Art Forms
LET THERE BE SCULPTURE by Jacob Epstein FOUNDED 1838 G. P. PUTNAMS SONS NEW YORK COPYRIGHT, 1940, BY JACOB EPSTEIN All rights reserved. TAis book, or parts thereof, must not b reproduced in any jorm without permission. Designed by jRolwt Josephy Itia IN THE UNITED STAVftS Of A M I El C A r M iit it Ay-, THE VISITATION ACKNOWLEDGMENTS FOR permission to quote from letters and articles published in numerous newspapers and periodicals, I wish to acknowledge my gratitude both to the publishers and, in the case of signed articles and letters, to the authors. My thanks are due to the Birmingham Mail, the British Medical Journal, the Catholic Times, the Daily Express, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, the Eve ning Standard including an article from the Pall Mall Gazette, now amalgamated with the Evening Standard, the Manchester GiMrdian, the Nation, Neptune, the New Age, the New English Weekly, the News Chronicle, the New Statesman, the New York Evening Post, the Observer, Picture Post, Reynolds Illustrated Weekly, the Spectator, the Star, the Sunday Dispatch, the Sunday Pictorial, the Sunday Times, the London Times, Truth, the Uni verse and to William Heinemann, Ltd., for permission to quote from Ibsens When We Dead Awaken, Also to the following people, who have given their personal per mission to quote their words from the sources mentioned above L. B, Powell, Professor D, S. MacColl, Sir Muirhead Bone, Holbrook Jackson, Mary Borden, Pierre Jeannerat, Sir Eric Maclagan, Richard Sickert, Sir Kenneth Clark, G. F. Hill, H. S. Goodhart-Rendel, J, B, Manson, T, W, Earp, Sir Edwin Lutyens, R. R. Tatlock, Sir Charles Allom, W, H. Coatc, Sir Charles Holden, James Bone, Sir Reginald Blomfield, Charles Marriott article in the Outlook, J Middleton Murry, Sander Pierron, Hugh Gordon Porteus, William McCance, Raymond Mortimer, Jan Gordon, R. H, Wilenskl, Bernard Shaw, H. G, Wells, Sir John Lavery, Ezra Pound article in the Bgoitt, Rev. Albert Beldea, Antony Blunt, Rev. L. Weatherhead, John Macadam, Rev. Edward ShilHto, Law rence Binyon, Sir George Hill, Robert Jessel and John Gibbons, CONTENTS i New York 1880-1902 3 n Paris Aa Apprenticeship. London Days of Struggle 1902-1905 15 in A Thirty Years War The Strand Statues 1908-1937 24 iv Contacts and Encounters 1908-1912 33 v The Tomb of Oscar Wilde 1912-1913 43 vi Abstractionists and Futurists. A Philosopher Friend 1913-1917 49 vii Portraits 58 vm My First Statue of Christ 1917-1920 92 ix On the Edge of Londons Bohemia 99 x The Hudson Memorial the Rima Row 1925 105 xi New York Revisited 1927 114 xn Day and Night Genesis. Old Testament Drawings 1929-1933 xni Behold the Man. Consummatum Est 1935-1937 xiv Les Fleurs du Mai 1938 142 vii viii CONTENTS xv Adam 1939 150 xvi Children 157 xvn African and Other Primitive Carvings 161 xvin The British Museum and Greek Sculpture 167 xix Journalists and the Jew. Dog Eats Dog 176 xx I Listen to Music 188 xxi The Position of the Artist. Sculptors of Today 194 xxn My Place in Sculpture 2 10 APPENDIX i The Strand Statues Controversy 217 n The Tomb of Oscar Wilde, Attack and Defense 254 in Mr. Epstein and the Critics by T. E, Hulmc 271 iv The Statue of Christ 278 v The Muirhead Bone Memorandum on the Hudson Memorial 288 vi The Battle of Day and Night 300 vii Genesis and the Journalists 308 vni Behold the Man 320 ix Consmmmtum Est 3 3 1 x Adam 34 xi Catalogue of the CMef Works of Jacob Epstein 354381 ILLUSTRATIONS The Visitation Frontispiece FACING PAGE Woman md Child the Strand Statues 26 Nan 36 Israfel 36 Dolores 50 Joseph Conrad 64 George Bernard Shaw 64 Albert Einstein 68 Admiral Lord Fisher 68 Haile Selassie Emperor of Abyssinia 74 JR. B, Cunninghame-Graham 80 The th Duke of Marlborongh 86 The Christ 94 Rimar-the W. H...
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