The Book Club

Antony Gormley & Martin Gayford: Sculpture from Prehistory to Now

38 min listen

In this week’s books podcast, I’m joined by the sculptor Antony Gormley and the art critic Martin Gayford to talk about their new book Shaping The World: Sculpture from Prehistory to Now. They talk about the special place sculpture occupies in the arts, the lines of connection between its ancient origins and the avant-garde, and their views on the new fashion for tearing down statues. Plus, Antony talks about his own work from Field to the Angel of the North — and why he and Martin can’t see eye-to-eye on the Baroque.

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