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The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association is proud to announce the publication of 'Public Sculpture of North East England' by Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris (publication date 23rd May 2000).

This comprehensive survey of the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Cleveland catalogues over 370 works of sculpture ranging dating from the 17th century to 1999. Famous recent works include Antony Gormley's 'Angel of the North' at Gateshead, Claes Oldenberg's 'Bottle of Notes' at Middlesbrough and David Mach's 'Train' at Darlington.

Each work is illustrated by a photograph and standard information concerning its materials, dimensions, physical condition etc, followed by a comprehensive entry covering a physical description, the background to its commissioning, the person or event commemorated and other relevant notes.

The book also includes biographical entries on most of the sculptors mentioned, as well as a full glossary, bibliography and index. The Introduction is split into thematic essays by Usherwood and Beach that chart the growing popularity of public sculpture in North East England as symptomatic of a wider appreciation of this art form.

Available in hard or soft covers, 'Public Sculpture of North East England' is the third in the PMSA's series 'Public Sculpture of Great Britain'. Volumes are already available for the cities of Liverpool and Birmingham, and a number of other areas are currently in production including Leicestershire & Rutland, Warwickshire & Coventry, Glasgow and Bristol.

The series is published by Liverpool University Press. To order a copy direct from the suppliers, please contact Marston Book Services, PO Box 269, Abingdon, OX14 4YN Telephone +44 (0) 1235 465500 Fax +44 (0) 1235 465555 Email

For general information about Public Sculpture of North East England, or any of the other volumes, or to find out more about the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, please contact: Jo Darke PMSA Chief Executive Courtauld Institute of Art Somerset House London WC2R 0RN United Kingdom Telephone +44 (0)207 4850566

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-- Jeremy Beach (, May 16, 2000


I am looking to commission a Northumbrian sculptor who would be interested in producing a free standing structure in a courtyard of a private development in Rothbury, Northumberland. Can you help please?

-- Trevor Wiles (, July 31, 2003.

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