Birmingham Sculpture Trails

BookBirmingham Sculpture Trails

Birmingham Sculpture Trails


December 1st, 2007





Birmingham Sculpture Trails is the first in a series of pocket guides to regional sculpture, building on the highly successful Public Sculpture of Britain series. This richly illustrated volume includes more than one hundred colour photographs and showcases the rich array of monuments and sculptures in the city of Birmingham. Birmingham not only attracted major sculptors from London, but as a great manufacturing city it possessed busy workshops of local sculptors, often closely associated with its progressive and important art school. This stunning volume will be required reading for anyone interested in public sculpture and will also be welcomed by a regional readership determined to find out more about the cultural heritage of Britain’s second city.

Contains four trails by George T. Noszlopy & Fiona Waterhouse. Each trail has an excellent map and is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Jonathan Berg.

The Victorian

Author Information

George T. Noszlopy is Emeritus Professor of Art History at the University of Central England. Fiona Waterhouse is a researcher at the University of Central England.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Birmingham: workshop of the world
Memorial statues: the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Architectural sculpture
Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s
Developments since the early 1990s
Statues on the move
Hoe to use this guide
Further reading
Trail 1 – Victoria and Chamberlain Squares
Trail 2 – Centenary Square, Broad Street and Brindleyplace
Trail 3 – Central Commercial Area
Trail 4 – City Centre
The Victorian Society