Henry Moore is one of the key figures in modern sculpture. His work, both representational and abstract, is some of the most significant and well-known of the twentieth century. Drawing consistently on the observed world and simultaneously drawn towards Surrealism, mythology and non-objective art, Moore developed a unique sculptural language. This beautifully illustrated book establishes Moores place in twentieth-century art history. Christa Lichtensterns authoritative study explores the sculptors guiding principles and considers his artistic development, from his study of Greek antiquity and his fascination with early Italian sculpture to his interest in English heritage and culture. Rich in new and unpublished material, this magnificent book is a landmark in Henry Moore studies.