The Monumental Imperative

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

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0120080922

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

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

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

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

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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.