They were designed to bring public spaces back to life after World War Two – it was art for everyone. Now dozens of post-war sculptures are being given listed status.
The bright red, welded steel structure above – at Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire – appears to defy gravity and the rules of balance.
It was created in 1970 by Bernard Schottlander. He fled Nazi Germany in 1939 for Leeds, where he worked in a factory as a welder while attending evening classes in sculpture.
Working with Historic England, the government has now given his sculpture added protection.
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