Creating Memory

Creating Memory

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Toronto has over 600 public outdoor sculptures, works of art that provide a sense of the rich variety of life and work in the city, its peoples, cultures and aspirations. Interest in commissioning public sculpture began slowly in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, but increased rapidly after the 1950s.This is a book about the sculptures and how they disclose the city to itself. Creating Memorya€™s two introductory sections examine the factors behind this expansion over time and the changes in style as one generation of sculptors succeeded another. It looks at the reasons behind the changes as sculptures were conceived, sculpted and erected. More than 10 categories of sculptures are defined and discussed, including Founding the City, Natural Environment, Immigration, Ethnic Groups, Economic Activities, Disaster and Calamity, War And Conflict, Leaders, Ordinary Citizens, Community Life, and Works of the Imagination.A Guide to Outdoor Public Sculpture in Toronto John Warkentin ... Winston Churchill 1874a€“1965 His faith and leadership inspired free men to fight in every quarter of the globe for the triumph of Justice and Liberty. ... The jeep was taken down in July, 2007, when CityTV/Chum was sold and moved to a new location.

Title:Creating Memory
Author:John Warkentin
Publisher:Becker Associates - 2010


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