Published by Royal Academy Publications. Contributions by Chris Yetton.
This first comprehensive survey of the work of John Carter (b. 1942) explores his contribution to the postwar flowering of British abstraction. Carter s work is a subtle reimagining of the relationship between sculpture and painting. Here, his best-known reliefs are shown together with examples of his drawings, prints, and public sculpture to reveal the originality of his mind and the love of exactitude and clarity that drives his practice. With commentaries from the artist and in-depth analyses of key pieces, this lavishly illustrated volume traces the artist s development from his early interest in the forms of architecture to his recent experiments with geometry, situating the work in the context of European art.