Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005), was one of the greatest Scottish and European artists of the 20th Century. He was a prolific sculptor and printmaker as well as an inspirational teacher; an exceptional talent, drawing on culture in all its forms.
Despite having lived and worked in the cosmopolitan art worlds of London, Paris or Berlin, it is in Edinburgh, his native city where you will find some of his most arresting work. Although some of his work is archived in the University of Edinburgh, or held privately, most is displayed as public art or exhibited in the National Galleries.
Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh is an hommage to this inestimable treasure inherited by the city. The inspiration for it has been Paolozzi’s unique way of making art as a 'constant re-invention' of a 'world at large'. Reflecting the artist’s multifaceted approach, the book contains a vibrant combination of responses to his revolutionary oeuvre, in particular the Edinburgh masterpieces. These tributes include new poems in English with Italian translations, informed commentaries and responsive artworks.