Edinburgh Book Sculptor


About this memory

Perhaps you have been into one of the city's libraries, theatres or cinemas and seen one of the magnificent 'anonymous' book sculptures created to celebrate and support Edinburgh's literary and cultural heritage?
Riddle's Court received its own sculpture in 2014 when the fundraising effort to transform the venue into the Patrick Geddes Centre was under way. The sculpture shows Geddes sitting beneath the walls of Riddle's Court, its tower is depicted as a tree. Geddes, a botanist by training, coined the phrase 'By Leaves We Leave' which the Scottish Poetry Library has adopted as its motto.

Author or artist: Scottish Historic Buildings Trust

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