The Sculpture of Bill Woodrow
2013 — Book Design
This is the first comprehensive study of the sculptural work of British artist Bill Woodrow, and provides a full visual survey of his work from the late 1960s to the present. A fully illustrated text looks closely at the career and oeuvre of the artist and its critical reception, moving between Woodrow’s own accounts of his work and a rich variety of responses by art writers and historians. The book includes numerous previously unpublished photographs and full reference material, drawing for the first time on Woodrow’s own extensive archive.
With the design we referenced the physical forms of Woodrow’s cut-out work, by making smaller images force indents into the body text, with the captions becoming ‘umbilical cords’ between the two; for the cover and chapter divider spreads we introduced colour overlays over photographs, to create striking recontextualisions of the artworks.
224pp, 240 × 290mm. Hardbound and trimmed flush. Designed in collaboration with Ben Weaver. The book is published by Lund Humphries and can be purchased directly from them here.