The Renzi Project
After photographing several of Renzi's statues, I began to wonder about Fresno's resident sculptor. I visited the Library and was dismayed that there were no books on his works. The only documented photos are on the Smithsonian website and number about a dozen.
Looking on the Internet, I found a list of his larger public projects, numbering about 50, and all appear to be in California. Over half of his commissioned works are in or around Fresno.
My proposal is to create a book with each page a mix of photos and text, describing the history of each work along with full color images.
The photo phase is now complete, with 57 images, the book is in chronological order, with each page dedicated to one work.
The cost of the book to produce at this time is over $40., as the quantities will be too small for general distribution. Unfortunately, print-on-demand is convenient but not economical.
The book is available, it is over 60 pages and includes all known public statues. The price is $39.95 including shipping.