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Sculpture and the garden

Author: Patrick Eyres; Fiona Russell
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2006]
Series: Subject/object--new studies in sculpture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This collection of essays considers the changing relationship between sculpture and gardens over the last three centuries, focusing on four British archetypes: the Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian urban park, the outdoor spaces of twentieth-century modernism and the late-twentieth-century sculpture park. Through a series of case studies exploring the contemporaneous audiences of gardens, the book uncovers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History (form)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Eyres; Fiona Russell
ISBN: 0754630307 9780754630302 9780754630302
OCLC Number: 64230015
Description: 196 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Georgian landscape garden and Victorian urban park. Studley Royal: landscape as sculpture / Glynis Ridley --
The king in the garden: royal statues and the naturalization of the Hanoverian Dynasty in early Georgian Britain. 1714-60 / Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau --
Sex, gender, politics: the Venus de Medici in the eighteenth-century landscape garden / Wendy Frith --
Marginal figures? Public statues and public parks in the Manchester region, 1840-1914 / Terry Wyke --
The meaning and re-meaning of sculpture in Victorian public parks / David Lambert --
pt. 2. Modernism, postmodernism, landscape and regeneration. Henry Moore's Recumbent figure, 1938, at Bentley Wood / Alan Powers --
Modern sculpture in the public park: a socialist experiment in open-air 'cultured leisure' / Robert Burstow --
Modernism out of doors: Barbara Hepworth's garden / Chris Stephens --
1977. A walk across the park, into the forest, and back to the garden: the sculpture park in Britain / Joy Sleeman --
Naturalizing neoclassicism: little Sparta and the public gardens of Ian Hamilton Finlay / Patrick Eyres.
Series Title: Subject/object--new studies in sculpture.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Eyres and Fiona Russell.
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Aims to uncover the social, political and gendered messages revealed by sculpture's placement. This book focuses on four English archetypes: the Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian urban park,  Read more...


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' ... recommended to anyone with a serious interest in gardens, parks, outdoor sculptures, and the interaction of people with all three'. The Art Book 2007 'Attractive in appearance, with beautifully Read more...

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