The Monumental Imperative

Sculptor Andrew Stoddart examines the art and craftsmanship behind great monuments.

Episodes

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01*20080922

He considers how the Mount Rushmore monument in South Dakota works as a sculpture.

02*20080923

Alexander looks at the work dearest to his heart - the Wallace Monument in Stirling.

03*20080924

Looking at the great Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen and his statue of Christ and the Apostles.

04*20080925

Looking at one of the great banes of the sculptor's life - the monument that is designed and planned, but never commissioned.

05 LAST*20080926

He considers Alfred Gilbert and his little-known tomb to the Duke of Clarence, the eldest son of King Edward VII, who died of pneumonia in 1892.