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Dialogues in Public Art : Dialogues in Public Art - Tom Finkelpearl

Dialogues in Public Art

Dialogues in Public Art

Paperback Published: 21st November 2001
ISBN: 9780262561488
Number Of Pages: 468
For Ages: 18+ years old

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By the 1990s, public art had evolved far beyond the lonely monument on an open plaza. Now public artists might design the entire plaza, create an event to alter the social dynamics of an urban environment, or help to reconstruct a neighborhood. "Dialogues in Public Art" presents a rich blend of interviews with the people who create and experience public art--from an artist who mounted three bronze sculptures in the South Bronx to the bureaucrat who led the fight to have them removed; from an artist who describes his work as a "cancer" on architecture to a pair of architects who might agree with him; from an artist who formed a coalition to convert twenty-two derelict row houses into an art center/community revitalization project to a young woman who got her life back on track while living in one of the converted houses. The twenty interviews are divided into four parts: Controversies in Public Art, Experiments in Public Art as Architecture and Urban Planning, Dialogues on Dialogue-Based Public Art Projects, and Public Art for Public Health. Tom Finkelpearl's introductory essay provides a concise overview of changing attitudes toward the city as the site of public art. This book includes interviews with Vito Acconci, John Ahearn, David Avalos, Denise Scott Brown, Rufus L. Chaney, Mel Chin, Douglas Crimp, Paulo Freire, Andrew Ginzel, Linnea Glatt, Louis Hock, Ron Jensen, Kristin Jones, Maya Lin, Rick Lowe, Jackie McLean, Frank Moore, Jagoda Przybylak, Assata Shakur, Michael Singer, Elizabeth Sisco, Arthur Symes, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Robert Venturi, and Krzysztof Wodiczko.

Introduction: The City as Sitep. 2
Four controversies in Public Artp. 52
Titled Arcp. 60
The Bronx Bronzes and Happier Talesp. 80
Fighting the Bronx Bronzesp. 102
Landscapes and Memorialsp. 110
On Welcome to America's Finest Tourist Plantationp. 126
Four Experiments in Public Art as Architecture and Urban Planningp. 148
On Art in Architecturep. 154
On Art, Architecture, Arvada, and StoreFrontp. 172
On Designing the Phoenix Solid Waste Management Facilityp. 196
On Commissioning the Phoenix Solid Waste Management Facilityp. 220
On Designing Project Row Housesp. 234
On Living in Project Row Housesp. 258
Five Dialogues on Dialogue-Based Public Art Projectsp. 270
Discussing Dialoguep. 276
On Maintenance and Sanitation Artp. 294
On Alien Staffp. 324
On Alien Staffp. 336
On Mnemonicsp. 352
Two Efforts in Public Art for Public Healthp. 378
on Revival Fieldp. 384
On Revival fieldp. 408
On the AIDS Ribbonp. 418
On Making the AIDS Ribbon at the Artist and Homeless Collaborativep. 438
Indexp. 446
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ISBN: 9780262561488
ISBN-10: 0262561484
Series: Dialogues in Public Art
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 21st November 2001
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.86