Public Sculpture of Greater Manchester

Author: Terry Wyke
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853235675
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: History

Public Sculpture of Greater Manchester is a complete catalog and illustrated guide to all of Greater Manchester's public sculptures and monuments. Manchester historian Terry Wyke provides detailed individual entries for each sculpture featured, including information about the artist and the commissioning agent, date of installation, and the sculpture's historical and artistic significance. More than 350 black-and-white photographs reveal the diversity and beauty of Manchester's many public monuments. The eighth volume in Liverpool University Press's highly acclaimed and prize-winning Public Sculpture of Britain series, Public Sculpture of Greater Manchester will be an incomparable resource for both armchair and actual travelers, as well as for English historians and art scholars alike. "These are excellent volumes in an outstanding and continuing series, one of the most original and important such projects under way. They set an international standard for the recording and publication of public sculpture."—Judging panel, 2003 William MB Berger Prize for British Art History, on the Public Sculpture of Britain series

Politics Personified

Author: Miller Henry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9781526111715
Release Date: 2016-05-16
Genre: Art

The remarkable popularity and cultural resonance of political likenesses in the Victorian period is the central theme of this book, which explores how politicians and publishers exploited new visual technology to appeal to a broad public. The first extensive study of the role of commercial imagery in nineteenth century politics, Politics Personified shows how visual images created and reshaped political identities, constructed political narratives and projected a favourable public image of politics and political actors. Furthermore, it offers fascinating insights into how politicians themselves negotiated their relationship with this imagery. Drawing on a vast and diverse range of sources, including prints, photographs, paintings, illustrations, banners, statues, medals and coins, this book highlights how and why politics was visualised, but also how these images were critically received and used. Beginning with an examination of the visual culture of the 1832 Reform Act and the emergence of new visual technologies, the study investigates how Reformers, Conservatives and Radicals used portraiture to connect with supporters and build identity. The role of group portraiture in fashioning national reforming narratives and the presentation of MPs as independent representatives reiterates the importance of the image in any understanding of Victorian popular politics and political culture. The final part of the book examines how major politicians, including Lord Palmerston, William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli, interacted with mass commercial imagery. The book will appeal to a broad range of scholars and students across political, social and cultural history, art history and visual studies, cultural and media studies and literature.

Public Sculpture of Leicestershire and Rutland

Author: Terry Cavanagh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780853236559
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Art

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’.

Manchester

Author: Clare Hartwell
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300096666
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Architecture

From the mills of Ancoats to the new Lowry centre, this book explores Manchester's extraordinary wealth of civic, industrial and commercial architecture, using more than 200 colour illustrations.

Public Sculpture of Glasgow

Author: Raymond McKenzie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780853239277
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Art

This volume contains important sculptures by most of the greatest British sculptors and some continental sculptors - John Flaxman, Auguste-Nicolas Cain, John Gibson, Francis Chantrey, Carlo Marochetti, Hamo Thornycroft, George Frampton, J. H. Foley and many others." "The study of architectural sculpture, falling between the history of art and the history of architecture, has been until very recently generally neglected - even by that great pioneer, Rupert Gunnis. Ray Mackenzie has in this volume for the first time demonstrated the importance of Glasgow's architectural sculpture and explained its function with a wealth of detail."--BOOK JACKET.

Public Art Collections in North west England

Author: Edward Morris
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 0853235279
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Art

There are over thirty public art galleries in north-west England with substantial permanent collections. The superb collections in Liverpool at the Walker Art Gallery and in Manchester at the City Art Gallery and at the Whitworth Art Gallery are well known, while Lord Leverhulme’s splendid British paintings and sculptures preserved at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight have an international reputation. For Pre-Raphaelite, Classical, Aesthetic and Impressionist British art and much else, north-west England cumulatively has public collections unmatched even in London. This book is both a guide and a history to these collections as well as other less famous public collections containing little-known masterpieces.

Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country

Author: George Thomas Noszlopy
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 0853239894
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Art

The "Black Country" is an area historically known as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution—a thriving regioin built around deep coal seams, conjuring up images of fiery red furnaces by night and black, sooty citadels by day. Yet today the resource-rich region also features many striking public sculptures. This volume provides a comprehensive catalog to all of the historic sculptures and public monuments in Staffordshire and the Black Country. George Noszlopy and Fiona Waterhouse catalog each individual sculpture in detail, including information about the sculptor, the sculpture's historical and artistic significance, the commissioning agent, and the date of installation. The volume also features 350 black-and-white photographs that document the diverse and rich beauty of the region's public monuments. The ninth volume in the widely acclaimed, award-winning Public Sculpture of Britain series, Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country is an invaluable resource for British historians, art scholars, and travelers alike.

Public sculpture of the city of London

Author: Philip Ward-Jackson
Publisher: Liverpool Univ Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015054159770
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Art

By the end of the seventeenth century, the City of London was already by far the most important center of trade and finance in the world. This financial and commercial supremacy was reflected in some of the most impressive architecture and public sculpture of the last 300 years. With over 420 photographs and over 550 pages, Philip Ward-Jackson’s book is a unique survey of one of the most architecturally exciting and diverse cities in the world. "Ward-Jackson’s guide is an amazing feat of scholarship and tenacity."—James Hall, Times Literary Supplement "Public Sculpture in the City of London is a glorious work... thoroughly researched and well-illustrated."—Simon Jenkins, The Spectator

Public sculpture of North East England

Author: Paul Usherwood
Publisher: Liverpool Univ Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015049646824
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Art

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.

Art Journal

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015058908859
Release Date: 1960
Genre: Art


Manchester

Author: John J. Parkinson-Bailey
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719056063
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Architecture

This work offers an examination of Manchester's architecture, from its origins to the present-day rebuilding of the city centre. It follows Manchester's growth from a village to what many see as England's second city.