Monumental Imperative, The

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

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ESSAY01*20080922Sculptor Andrew Stoddart examines the art and craftsmanship behind great monuments.He considers how the Mount Rushmore monument in South Dakota works as a sculpture.
ESSAY02*20080923Alexander looks at the work dearest to his heart - the Wallace Monument in Stirling.
ESSAY03*20080924Looking at the great Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen and his statue of Christ and the Apostles.
ESSAY04*20080925Looking at one of the great banes of the sculptor's life - the monument that is designed and planned, but never commissioned.
ESSAY05 LAST*20080926He 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.