Robert Spalding

Robert Spalding takes us on a tour of Seattle’s monuments, statues, busts and plaques in his book, Monumental Seattle: The Stories Behind the City's Statues, Memorials, and Markers (Washington State University Press). The stories behind the stolen Tlingit totem pole in Pioneer Square, Seattle’s maritime and military history and its cultural heroes are all included in the book, but this evening’s talk focuses on monuments and statues in our own neighborhood and nearby. Monumental Seattle traces the history of these works, exploring their deeper meaning and the context surrounding their creation and discusses how changing societal values affect public memorials.

Monumental Seattle: The Stories Behind the City's Statues, Memorials, and Markers Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780874223590
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington State University Press - September 15th, 2018

Date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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