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Wellington : a city for sculpture

"Wellington: A City for Sculpture is both a celebration of the dynamic presence of sculpture in the city's streets and parks, and an informative and sometimes provocative examination of how it has all got there and what it all means. Sculptures do not magically materialise in prime public spaces, and this book pays full credit to the host of individuals, agencies and corporations who - albeit driven by a range of often competing agendas and visions of the relationship between art and urban spaces - have done so much to enliven our daily environment." "Stunning new photographs capture more than forty sculptures in all the moods Wellington has to offer. In addition, archival photographs capture a few works that have been lost, and a couple of significant moments in sculptural history. Maps make them easy to find. The result is both a visual feast and a unique record of the twenty-first-century city's fabric."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2007
Victoria University Press in association with Wellington Sculpture Trust, Wellington [N.Z.], 2007
Pictorial works
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
9780864735706, 0864735707
Sculpture for the city/a city for sculpture / Aaron Lister
Maori Wellington : Nga tapuwae tupuna / Debbie Martin
Historical Wellington : The city's first public sculptures / Roger Blackley
Civic Wellington : A civil centre / Heather Galbraith
Waterfront Wellington : Walk by, drive by / Aaron Kreisler
Wellington city : The visible past / Lara Strongman
Corporate Wellington : Amicus certus in re incerta / Aaron Lister
Botanical Wellington : Art & nature / Damian Skinner
Fragments & bits : A brief history of temporary art in Wellington / Christina Barton
Disappearing Wellington : A civic responsibility / Jenny Harper
Afterword : The Wellington Sculpture Trust / Neil Plimmer