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The art of memory : sculpture in the cemeteries of London / Richard Barnes ; with an introduction A short history of the cemetery movement, James Stevens Curl.

Author:
Barnes, Richard [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Kirstead, Norfolk, England : Frontier Publishing 2016.
Description:
239 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Summary note:
The Art of Memory. Sculpture in the Cemeteries of London' is a collection of essays by Richard Barnes, (illustrated by large colour photographs taken partly by the author, but mostly by the artist and ecclesiologist, Charles Slade). Of many books about cemeteries this is the first to consider the history of sculpture: texts are biased to a sculptural perspective, combining descriptions of design, biographies and memorials' origins with accounts of commissions, associated works, damage and repairs. The list of British sculptors involved includes Gilbert Bayes, Edward Burne-Jones, Alfred Gilbert, Barbara Hepworth (whose 1950 memorial to her first gallery dealer had not been previously recognised), Edward Onslow Ford, William Reid Dick and Alfred Toft. Added to the list are foreign artists such as Edouard Lanteri and Carlo Marochetti who lived in London and influenced British sculpture, and others such as Ernst Barlach, whose works arrived for other reasons.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
Other title(s):
  • Sculpture in the cemeteries of London
  • Short history of the cemetery movement.
ISBN:
  • 9781872914442
  • 1872914446
OCLC:
954018629
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