Sculpture and the Garden

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Patrick Eyres, Fiona Russell
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Art - 196 pages
Although the integration of sculpture in gardens is part of a long tradition dating back at least to antiquity, the sculptures themselves are often overlooked, both in the history of art and in the history of the garden. 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 the social, political and gendered messages revealed by sculpture's placement and suggests that the garden can itself be read as a sculptural landscape.
 

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Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
13
Introduction
39
Landscape as Sculpture
51
Royal Statues
61
The Venus de Medici
71
Marginal Figures? Public Statues and Public Parks
85
The Meaning and Remeaning of Sculpture
97
10
112
145
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About the author (2006)

Patrick Eyres is editor of the New Arcadian Journal, UK.

Fiona Russell is a freelance writer and editor.

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