Amy Trachtenberg: Groundwork

Amy Trachtenberg: Groundwork

by Amy Trachtenberg, Mary Burger, Rebecca Solnit
     
 

Amy Trachtenberg's Groundwork is an intervention that makes the pivotal agricultural history of East San Jose, California more visible to residents and to visitors, and creates a chance for remembrance and reinterpretation that can help sustain a locally-grounded identity.

Overview


Amy Trachtenberg's Groundwork is an intervention that makes the pivotal agricultural history of East San Jose, California more visible to residents and to visitors, and creates a chance for remembrance and reinterpretation that can help sustain a locally-grounded identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981462806
Publisher:
ORO Editions
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Amy Trachtenberg was born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1955 and lived for seven years in Paris, studying art at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des beaux-arts in Paris where she received the diplome d'arts plastiques. She lives and works in San Francisco, exhibiting nationally and internationally. A painter, she began to work with theater companies as a collaborator for new music and dance, designing sets and costumes for over twenty productions. Her work in public spaces began in 1999 with the commission for Art in Transit in the Millennium in San Francisco, Bodies Changed: The Natural History of Market Street, a series of 24 posters celebrating the cultural and natural history of the main artery in downtown San Francisco followed by The Atrium Project for Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, a permanent installation creating a restorative setting for children with environmental sensitivities. Currently she is working on integrated artwork in the design for a new BART Station, for a 1000-foot long rail station in the Silicon Valley. In 2008, Americans for the Arts granted her Groundwork project the Public Art Network, Year in Review award.

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