A Capital View

    A Capital View

    The Art of Edinburgh: One Hundred Artworks from the City Collection

    Alyssa Jean Popiel

    Birlinn 2014

    Paperback 224pp Illustrated 280x238mm

    9781780272542   Product Code: 23039

    Since the mid-18th century, Edinburgh's City Council has amassed over 4,500 artworks in a variety of media - including drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and tapestry - and the collection, which focuses on Scottish art, continues to grow. In this handsome volume, Popiel presents reproductions and detailed commentaries on a selection of 100 works which depict Edinburgh and its inhabitants, from a 'prospect' of the city by John Abraham Slezer (c.1650-1717) to David Annard's statue of Robert Fergusson (2004).

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