Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh

Cover of 'Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh'

Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh, published by Luath Press, Edinburgh, 2018, co-edited by Christine De Luca and Carlo Pirozzi, includes reproductions of twelve of Paolozzi's major artworks in Edinburgh, alongside twelve poems written in response by Christine, with translations into Italian by Francesca Romana Paci.

For each of the artworks featured, there is also an accompanying creative commentary written by a prominent researcher, as well as more personal reflections by the writer Vivian French, whose brother Ray Watson was for 30 years Paolozzi's main assistant and model maker. The second part of the book includes reproductions of artworks by members of the Royal Scottish Academy, in response to the principal themes of Paolozzi, who was himself an honorary member of the RSA.

Purchase the book

Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh - Hardback £25, Paperback £15 - can be purchased from Luath Press.


  • "De Luca uses the tools of literary thinking to investigate the artworks and to disclose their contemporaneity"Carla Sassi, University of Verona, Scottish Literary Review, 2019
  • "...her poems sometimes spin directly from the artworks... her responses sometimes ask questions of contemporary "Beth McDonough, Dundee University: Review of the Arts, February 2018
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