Public Sculpture in Wisconsin
From heroic war memorials to gigantic fiberglass fish, Public Sculpture in Wisconsin documents more than 750 outdoor sculptures in the state of Wisconsin. Included are monuments, memorials, and masterpieces of traditional public statuary as well as religious grottoes, chainsaw and fiberglass creations, native American effigy mounds, and visionary environments created by self-taught artists. The book includes an inventory of public sculpture from all seventy-two counties in the state, amply illustrated with photographs and maps and organized by region, county, and city. This inventory is accompanied by several chapters on the history of Wisconsin’s public sculture and on modern sculpture sponsored by governments, corporations, and communities. The authors also offer valuable advice on how to go about commissioning, conserving, and maintaining outdoor sculpture. A special color section documents the recent conservation by Anton Rajer of the statue “Wisconsin,” the golden figure atop the Capitol dome.