Public sculpture of Glasgow - Ray McKenzie



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Public sculpture of Glasgow
Ray McKenzie
Liverpool University Press
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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. Joint-winner of the 2002 Saltire Society Scottish Research Book of the Year.

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Ray McKenzie was until his recent retirement a Senior Lecturer in Art History and Research Fellow at the School of Art in Glasgow, and is the author of several studies on the art of the city. These include Public Sculpture of Glasgow, which was joint winner of the Saltire Society / National Library of Scotland award for Research Book of the Year in 2002, and The Flower and the Green Leaf, an exploration of the educational culture of the School at the time of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He is currently an Honorary Professor in the Department of Fine Art Critical Studies.

... a richly textured, indispensable reference text. It will be invaluable not only as a resource and stimulus for research but also for those concerned with local planning and conservation.
The Burlington Magazine

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