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New Book | Monument’s of St Paul’s Cathedral, 1796–1916

Posted in books by Editor on July 7, 2021

From Scala:

Jason Edwards, Amy Harris, and Greg Sullivan, Monument’s of St Paul’s Cathedral, 1796–1916 (London: Scala, 2021), 48 pages, ISBN: 978-1785513602, £8 / $10.

St Paul’s Cathedral is home to some of the finest sculptures by the foremost artists of the long nineteenth century. Memorials around the Cathedral represent giants of the arts, political and military figures and a range of other men and women of national importance, from Nelson to Florence Nightingale. Their memorials echo the tenor of their lives, some dramatic and impressive, others quieter and more reflective, but each story unique. The monuments of St Paul’s are also a record of 19th-century nationalist attitudes, giving this guide particular piquancy in light of current conversations about national identity and values.

Jason Edwards is a Professor of Art History at the University of York and a specialist in the global contexts of British sculpture from 1760 to 1914. Amy Harris is a sculptural historian who specialises in long-19th-century national collections of British sculpture. Greg Sullivan is a sculpture historian and co-author of the Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain 1660–1851.