Postwar public art encompasses the wide range of intriguing, curious and colourful artworks, which can be seen in urban and rural locations throughout Britain. From traditional figurative sculptures to the "Angel of the North", these works further the aim of 'bringing art to the people' that became popular following the 1951 Festival of Britain. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the history of postwar public art and provides a detailed guide to nearly two hundred of the most interesting and accessible works in United Kingdom.
Table of Contents
Introduction Bringing art to the people Concrete murals and corporate imagery Art and regeneration Landmark sculptures Public art in the twenty-first cenury A selective gazetteer of public artworks in Britain and Ireland Further reading Websites Index of artists Index of works Index of Places
Lynn F. Pearson is an achitectural historian and photographer specialising in research on uneralded structures from seaside architecture to multi-storey car parks and mausleums. She has published fourteen books including three Shire Albums