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Generation - ‘The Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh 2004, Nathan Coley

Part of GENERATION - 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

Nathan Coley’s work ‘The Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh 2004’ is an installation of sculptures made up of all 286 religious and spiritual buildings listed in the 2004 Edinburgh Yellow Pages under ‘places of worship’. Coley adopted the idea of an architectural ‘Lamp of Sacrifice’ from the Victorian artist and critic John Ruskin (1819-1900) who said, ‘it is not the church we want, but the sacrifice.’

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