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Friday 1 November 2013 10:45am

Shaping New Zealand Sculpture

Mark Stocker

francis_shurrockThe book

This book presents a sketch of the life and work of this 'sculptor's sculptor' (1887–1977) who as a teacher and a practitioner inspired several generations of New Zealand artists but has been neglected by scholars. Mark Stocker traces the development of Shurrock's work from late Victorian-influenced symbolism to stylish, streamlined Art Deco and beyond.

This title contains many black-and-white photographs and 13 colour plates showing sculptures and prints by Shurrock, as well as the artist at work. It also includes a bibliography and catalogue of exhibits.


'Thanks are due to author and publisher for chronicling the life of another of our unsung heroes.' – Jane Turner, New Zealand House and Garden

'... a very valuable study ...' – Cassandra Fusco, World Sculpture News

Publication details

Paperback, 112 pages, illustrated, ISBN 1 877133 96 5, $29.95
Out of print

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