A Users Guide To Public Sculpture
In Partnership with the Public Monuments & Sculpture Association.
English Heritage.

“Seated on the steps is this statue of Thomas Attwood, one of Birmingham’s first Members of Parliament. ... In contrast to the square’s other statues, commemorating men of Birmingham, Joseph Priestly and James Watt, this piece is a consciously non-heroic statement.
Reflecting the attitudes of the late 20th century, Coppinger and Peever’s Attwood is a man of the people, sharing our space instead of being placed on a plinth for us to look up to.”