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The definitive guide with lots of detail on the important works and very well researched Useful maps showing where to find the artworks Historic Westminster the old borough before it was extended to Paddington, Marylebone, etc Presumably that s coming later. This Book Is A Survey Of The Outdoor Statuary In The Area Of London Where National Government Is Conducted And Which Includes A Large Proportion Of What Is Known As The West End It Excludes Only Those Sculptures Which Were Conceived As Integral To Buildings, For Which A Separate Volume Is Planned, And Covers Predominantly Commemorative Monuments To Royalty And Politicians, War Memorials, Fountains And Works Of Art Placed In The Street For Public Enjoyment For Each Work There Are One Or Illustrations And Catalogue Details In The Case Of Commemorations Of Individuals, The Brief Biography Preceding The Entry Focusses On The Achievements Celebrated The Entries Themselves Provide Blow By Blow Accounts Of How Individual Works Came To Be Erected, With Particular Emphasis On The Selection Of Artist And Site These Histories Are Accompanied By Surveys Of Contemporary And Later Critical Responses, And Some Account Of The Work S Afterlife And Conservation History, Particularly Where Any Significant Change Has Been Made To The Work The Introduction Addresses General Issues Of Policy On Commemoration And Attitudes To The Beautification Of The Metropolis In The Process Instances Of Royal Intervention, And The Adaptation Of Bureaucratic Structures Within National And Local Government To Conserve And Promote Public Art, Along With Relevant Legislation, Are Explored The Use Of Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square And The Victoria Embankment As Sites For Commemoration Is Discussed In Sections Within The Topographical Survey, And Brief Biographies Of Sculptors And Architects Are Included At The End Of The Volume Excellent and very informative An extremely useful and very well researched book, with , proper referencing and citations should anyone wish to undertake further research on any particular sculpture and useful maps where the location of each work is numbered Each entry has a black and white photograph, which are generally of a high quality, although multi angle views are rare the cost of publication would become prohibitive , except for extremely complex monuments As one would expect, the volume is quite heavy, so cannot be used as a typical guide book , but is an indispensable work for studying statuary in the heart of London. Public Sculpture of Historic Westminster vol 1 A fine reference book, which was promptly delivered at a very good price.