Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity

ISBN 978-1-84976-391-2

Cover of Poetry London magazine designed by Henry Moore 1942

Cover of Poetry London magazine designed by Henry Moore 1942
Cover of Poetry London magazine designed by Henry Moore 1942
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Poetry London: A Bi-Monthly of Modern Verse and Criticism was a modernist magazine, which published contemporary poetry between 1939 and 1951. Contributors to the magazine included Herbert Read, Stephen Spender, Geoffrey Grigson and David Gascoyne. An artist was invited to design the cover of each issue and this is Moore’s illustration for issue 8, published in 1942. It shows two Australian lyre birds, known for their ability to mimic sounds, and relates a sketch made by Moore in 1935 of an archaeological tablet from Papua New Guinea. The design was also incorporated into the surface detailing of the sculpture Upright Motive No.1 Glenkiln Cross 1955–6 (Tate T02274).

How to cite

Cover of Poetry London magazine designed by Henry Moore, 1942, in Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity, Tate Research Publication, 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/henry-moore/cover-of-poetry-london-magazine-designed-by-henry-moore-r1145361, accessed 23 April 2019.