Public Sculpture of North-East England

Public Sculpture of North-East England
Library Shelf Location 09.USHE
Publication Date 2000
Description The third volume to be published as a result of the National Recording project of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, this book documents over 450 works listed by location under four main headings: Northumberland; Tyne and Wear; County Durham; and the Cleveland area. From the Author Standard Reference on N.E. England's plethora of public art. This book results from 3 years of intensive inspection and research, carried out by a team from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. The project was largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the University of Northumbria, with smaller sponsorship from Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, Durham County Council, Northern Arts, Great North Forest, the Henry Moore Foundation and the Paul Mellon Foundation. The research team did their best to visit EVERY piece of sculpture in the enormous region covering Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Co. Durham and Cleveland. They then followed this up with detailed background research on the commissioning of each one and their subsequent history. Also major new research on hundreds of artists, whose biographies are contained in the book. We include works dating from the 1600s to 1999, ranging from war memorials to abstract wall reliefs and everything in between in terms of scale, medium, subject and location. The book is introduced by a number of wide-ranging essays written by Paul Usherwood and Jeremy Beach which aim to contextualise the region's public sculpture. Obviously such a book exists as a static resource, but it is hoped that the information it contains will eventually be available as an on-line resource as part of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association's national recording project. Overall an incredibly fulfilling research project which I was privileged to be involved in. I hope the book does our work justice.
ISBN 0853236356
Quantity 2
Pages 368
Authors Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach, Catherine Morris
Format Paperback
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Categories Public/Landscape Art, Sculpture, Local Interest (Northeast of England)
Keyword Monuments
Related Cities/Regions Durham, Tyne And Wear, Northumberland, North East (of England), Cleveland
Related Country/Global Region England
Artist's Nationality English
Language English

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