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Title :

The freedom of sculpture - the sculpture of freedom : the international sculpture competition for a monument to the unknown political prisoner, London, 1951-3

Author :
LAPP, Axel ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The international competition to design a Monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner, proposed by the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, was perceived as a disaster. The critics condemned the maquettes on display and the general public abhorred them. The greatest problem of the competition was that it failed to communicate how the new art (new to the general public), could have been used as a medium for a monument of great emotional value whilst general expectations were of a more traditional kind. It is also now clear that the reasons for organizing the competition were not solely philanthropic, and were certainly less apolitical than some of the organizers had wished to think. Reg Butler's winning design was never realised. ;
Pagination/Size :
5 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Concours ; Critique d'art ; Grande-Bretagne ; London (GBR), Institute of Contemporary Arts ; Modernisme ; Modèle ; Monument au prisonnier politique inconnu ; Monument commémoratif ; Politique ; Réception ; 1900-2000 ; 1951-1953 ;
Descriptors :
Art criticism ; Commemorative monuments ; Competitions ; Great Britain ; London (GBR), Institute of Contemporary Arts ; Models ; Modernism ; Monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner ; Politics ; Reception ; 1900-2000 ; 1951-1953 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Sculpture journal, 1998, 2
INIST identifier :
24996331 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 1366-2724 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;