‘Classical Liverpool: an inside story’ explains and illustrates the glories of the Classical tradition inside Liverpool’s buildings. Like its predecessor, ‘Classical Liverpool: language, sculpture and architecture’, it includes Latin and Greek inscriptions, sculptural relief and architectural design. But an interior can afford to be more colourful and detailed than the exterior: St George’s Great Hall for example contains a wealth of Classical symbolism and allusion that expresses the aspirations and ideals of the Victorian era. Coloured illustrations and a detailed explanation are given of this, including the tiled floor, not often open to view.
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