Brookgreen Gardens, November 2018 (1)

Over the next  few weeks, I'll be posting photos taken at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Although the gardens are not at their most beautiful in November, the sculptures are…

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Favorite Photos of 2017

One of my hobbies is snapping photos as I take long walks around New York City. These are my favorites from 2017. Maybe I do get a kink in my…

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Saint Gaudens, The Puritan (Springfield, Mass.) – Part 3

This is the third in a series of posts on Saint Gaudens's Puritan, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Part 1 set out questions for you to consider when looking at the sculpture. Part 2…

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Politics and Portrait Sculptures

This essay is available as a printable PDF and as a video. Feel free to share! In the past few months, sculptures in Charlottesville, Baltimore, New York, and elsewhere have been…

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Prometheus at Rockefeller Center, by Paul Manship

This essay is adapted from Chapter 28 of Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide.  I’ve kept cross-references to other chapters in the book. Outdoor Monuments has been "translated" into a fabulous app that…

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Painted Greek Sculptures

These comments were originally posted on the Harry Binswanger List in 2003, in response to a discussion on whether Greek sculptures were esthetically inferior because they were painted. I've added…

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Darrow Faces Bryan Again in Dayton, TN

In late May, I posted on the sculpture of Clarence Darrow that was being designed to stand in front of the courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee, where the Scopes trial was…

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