Circles and Squares
  • ISBN: 9781408889688
  • Pages: 320
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury

Circles and Squares

The Lives and Art of the Hampstead Modernists

Caroline Maclean
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Circles and Squares is a portrait of the Hampstead Modernists, threading together the lives, loves, rivalries and ambitions of a group of artists at the heart of an international avant-garde.

In this peaceful, verdant London suburb, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson have embarked on a love affair. Caroline Maclean captures the dazzling circle drawn into their orbit: among them Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Herbert Read and famed émigrés Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, and Piet Mondrian, blown in on the winds of change sweeping across Europe.



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