The qBlack Countryq is an area historically known as the cradle of the Industrial Revolutionaa thriving regioin built around deep coal seams, conjuring up images of fiery red furnaces by night and black, sooty citadels by day. Yet today the resource-rich region also features many striking public sculptures. This volume provides a comprehensive catalog to all of the historic sculptures and public monuments in Staffordshire and the Black Country. George Noszlopy and Fiona Waterhouse catalog each individual sculpture in detail, including information about the sculptor, the sculpture's historical and artistic significance, the commissioning agent, and the date of installation. The volume also features 350 black-and-white photographs that document the diverse and rich beauty of the region's public monuments. The ninth volume in the widely acclaimed, award-winning Public Sculpture of Britain series, Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country is an invaluable resource for British historians, art scholars, and travelers alike.Status: II* Condition: Good Commissioned and owned by: Staffordshire County Council The four medallions, one in each corner of the Council ... The architect Henry Hare won the County Councila#39;s competition for the design of a new Council Hall in 1892. ... 1 Julv 2003, www.specl.demon.co.uk Staffordshire County Council, Guide to County Buildings, Stafford, on its Centenary iStff-iyyf, Stafford, I99f, p.i5.
|Title||:||Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country|
|Author||:||George Thomas Noszlopy, Fiona Waterhouse|
|Publisher||:||Liverpool University Press - 2005-01-01|