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Sculptor Sir Anthony Caro dies

British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro has died of a heart attack at the age of 89, his family has confirmed. Sir Anthony was widely regarded as the greatest British sculptor of his generation and worked as an assistant to Henry Moore in the 1950s. Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota called him “one of the outstanding sculptors of the past 50 years”. Among his many prizes was 2008’s Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture for his piece Promenade. Awarded by the Royal Academy of Arts, the £10,000 Read more [...]

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Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer by Norman Foster

  I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Oscar Niemeyer. He was an inspiration to me – and to a generation of architects. few people get to meet their heroes and i am grateful to have had the chance to spend time with him in Rio last year. For architects schooled in the mainstream modern movement, he stood accepted wisdom on its head. inverting the familiar dictum that ‘form follows function’, Niemeyer demonstrated instead that, ‘when a form creates beauty it becomes functional and Read more [...]

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