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If you've yet to acquire your first sculpture, this issue will surely tempt you to do so. It includes examples of sculpture by more than 30 artists ranging from the legendary-such as Native American sculptor Allan Houser, whose DANCE OF THE EAGLE is featured in the sculpture garden on our cover-to the emerging and thus more affordable.

Of his signature Allan Houser bronze, California collector W. Donald Head says, "It has given me unending pleasure over the years. It's elegant as well as beautiful." Head's collection also includes sculpture by Glenna Goodacre, Peter Woytuk, and Francisco Zuniga in settings that run the gamut from serene to playful.

To help you create your own sculpture garden, we've enlisted the advice of gallery experts and landscape architects who offer tips on placing and lighting sculpture outdoors. The article includes photographs of sculpture gardens across the country that are, as designer Bruce McCrea says, "a celebration of nature and art. …