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5 Volumes - Public Sculpture of Britain

5 Volumes - Public Sculpture of Britain


Glasgow, Warwickshire, Coventry, Solihull, Birmingham, Leicestershire, Rutland ...

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5 Volumes - Public Sculpture of Britain


 

Public Sculpture of Glasgow - Public Sculpture of Britain
538 pages
B&W photos
Soft cover
22 x 25 cm
1,474 kg
English

Glasgow is notable as being one of the few British cities to have resisted artistic centralization based in London. Only in Glasgow were there significant local workshops, often family-based, training dynasties of native sculptors. "Public Sculpture of Glasgow" includes work by some of the most influential British and continental sculptors during the last 200 years including John Flaxman, John Gibson, J.H. Foley and Carlo Marochetti. Ray McKenzie has in this volume for the first time demonstrated the importance of Glasgow's architectural sculpture and explained its function with a wealth superbly arranged and carefully marshalled detail. This title is joint-winner of the 2002 Saltire Society Scottish Research Book of the Year.







Public Sculpture of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull - Public Sculpture of Britain
300 pages
B&W photos
Soft cover
22 x 25 cm
0,883 kg
English

Public sculpture reflects the history of a county and few other areas have Warwickshire's variety and vitality. Coventry was one of the five largest and finest cities of medieval England and the celebrated exploit of Lady Godiva, one of the principal founders, has always been irresistible to artists. Coventry's devastation in the Second World War encouraged much public sculpture related to regeneration. Nearly all the sculpture in Stratford-upon-Avon commemorates William Shakespeare with Ronald Gower's masterpiece displaying French panache in its mixture of portraiture and allegory.







Public Sculpture of Birmingham - Public Sculpture of Britain
229 pages
B&W photos
Soft cover
22 x 25 cm
0,848 kg
English

Birmingham not only attracted major sculptors from London, but as a great manufacturing city it possessed busy workshops of local sculptors, often closely associated with its progressive and important art school. As a result the city has an extensive range of monuments and sculptures accessible to the public. This book documents this heritage as fully as possible, from the earliest surviving item to modern, recently erected sculptures.







Public Sculpture of Leicestershire and Rutland - Public Sculpture of Britain
420 pages
B&W photos
Soft cover
22 x 25 cm
1,475 kg
English

This book provides a comprehensive survey of the surprisingly rich heritage of publicly accessible monuments and sculpture in two counties. Leicestershire, although endowed with relatively few examples of portrait statues, has nevertheless an engagingly diverse and significant collection of other types. One category in which Leicestershire can truly be considered without rival is the collection of twentieth-century sculpture sited in its schools and colleges and featuring works by some of the leading British sculptors of their day, including Lynn Chadwick, Barbara Hepworth and William Pye. Rutland, England's smallest county, is home to Alexander's The Great Tower, which was reputed at its unveiling in 1980 to be the largest bronze sculpture of modern times'.







Public Sculpture of North-east England - Public Sculpture of Britain
368 pages
B&W photos
Soft cover
22 x 25 cm
1,351 kg
English

The North East of England boasts one of the greatest concentrations of recent public sculpture in Britain, the most well known being 'The Angel of the North'. "Public Sculpture of North-East England" documents over 450 of these works with full details of their materials, physical condition, ownership and commissioning and also their use and interpretation at various times in history. From this emerges a fascinating picture of the development of public sculpture and monuments in the region and of the contribution these objects make to ideas of local identity.