Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

17 May 2012

Talk by Dr. Philip Ward-Jackson about his recent publication Public Sculpture of Historic Westminster followed by a lively forum debating the role of public sculpture. Westminster Reference Library Wednesday 30th May 2012, 7-9pm.

Philip Ward-Jackson will give a talk on his recently published book Public Sculpture of Historic Westminster Vol. 1. He will talk about the work of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association and the National Recording Project. After, there will be a discussion on public sculpture and the opportunity for the audience to participate.
He is also the author of Public Sculpture of The City of London.

This survey of the public sculpture of historic Westminster covers more than 250 iconic sculptures and memorials representing the monarchy and the military and imperial history of the United Kingdom. This is the 14th volume in PMSA’s Public Sculpture of Britain series, the printed record of the National Recording Project. Covering the five key areas of sculpture within Westminster with keyed maps for easy identification, like his preceding volume recording the City of London, Philip Ward Jackson has by illustrated vignettes produced an encyclopaedic and compulsive read, a scholastic anthology rightly doing justice to the richness of Westminster’s historic heritage. Jolyon Drury.

To book a place, please contact Westminster Reference Library:
e-mail: or phone: 020 7641 5250 and quote PMSA talk.

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