This title is the eighth volume in Public Sculpture of Britain, and provides a complete, illustrated catalogue and guide to the public monuments and sculpture of Greater Manchester. This volume catalogues everything from the spectacular Victorian legacy to innovative contemporary sculpture such as the rejuvenation of the Northern Quarter. The Public Sculpture of Britain series is profusely illustrated and catalogues in great detail sculpture in Britain available to the public. It is the published outcome of the National Recording Project of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, and it will eventually cover the whole of Britain. Earlier volumes in the series covered Liverpool, Birmingham, North-East England, Leicestershire & Rutland, Warwickshire Coventry & Solihull, Glasgow and the City of London. Public Sculpture of Glasgow was the joint-winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Research Book of the Year and Public Sculpture of the City of London was shortlisted for the prestigious 2003 William MB Berger Prize for British Art History.
Terry Wyke is Senior Lecturer in Social & Economic History, Manchester Metropolitan University.