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TURNING FORMS SCULPTURE OUTSIDE MARLBOROUGH SCHOOL

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TURNING FORMS SCULPTURE OUTSIDE MARLBOROUGH SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1031587

Location

TURNING FORMS SCULPTURE OUTSIDE MARLBOROUGH SCHOOL, WATLING STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1998

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469096

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Details

TLIONW ST ALBANS WATLING STREET (West side) 575-0/23/10015 Turning Forms sculpture outside Marlborough School

II

Sculpture. Created 1951 by Barbara Hepworth for the Festival of Britain's South Bank Exhibition. Resited here in 1952. Painted concrete, six feet high. An unusual kinetic composition, a helix structure originally made to turn by an electric motor - which was left at the South Bank. The work was conceived with Jane Drew as part of her Thameside Restaurant, and Hepworth particularly enjoyed the rare opportunity to work with another woman. The constructivist composition has a strong affinity with the work of Naum Gabo, rare in Hepworth's large-scale work. The sculpture is of added interest for its Festival associations, but also works well in its present setting.



Listing NGR: TL1408505782

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National Grid Reference: TL 14085 05782

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