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Sculptures of Melbourne by Mark HOLSWORTH

Sculptures of Melbourne


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Sculptures of Melbourne explores major changes in the nature of public sculpture. When Melbourne was established, sculpture was heavily influenced by the colonial legacy of neo-classical bronze and marble statues. From 1980 onwards, public sculpture changed dramatically, not only in style but in materials, location and sheer numbers. This book tells the story of how the shifting trends in public sculpture moved from a classical style, to commemorative, to a corporate modernist style, to being integrated into urban design, and finally evolving into a contemporary style, which is non-traditional and temporary. The history includes controversial modernist sculptures such as The Yellow Peril and unofficial laneway installation works. The book is written in an easy accessible style and is also a pictorial essay of Melbourne's sculptures. The Author: Mark S. Holsworth is a writer, art critic and artist who lives in Melbourne. He has written plays, short stories and authors a long-running blog: Black Mark ...??........ ....? ...... ..Melbourne Art & Culture Critic. He studied philosophy and art history at Monash and LaTrobe universities, and has exhibited in several Melbourne galleries.… (more)

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