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City Art: New York's Percent for Art Program

City Art: New York's Percent for Art Program

by Eleanor Heartney
     
 
A complete record of the public art installations sponsored by New York City's Percent for Art Program since 1983

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A complete record of the public art installations sponsored by New York City's Percent for Art Program since 1983

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Library Journal
This guide to New York's official public art from 1982 to 2004 includes about 200 works by ethnically diverse painters, sculptors, and metalworkers, as well as makers of quilts, mosaics, ceramics, and landscape and earth art. Rivers, by Houston Conwill, Estella Conwill Majozo, and Joseph DePace, Bill and Mary Buchen's two sound pieces for playgrounds, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles's justly famous Fresh Kills Landfill project are all outstanding. Large color plates record the pieces, but, unfortunately, the cultural commentary is lackluster, proclaiming the art a "dessert" or a "happy" addition to the city's architecture. When artists are quoted, they speak of the "anguish" of their responsibility to provoke visual communication with and within harried commuters and the boroughs' inhabitants-especially children but also tourists, the hospitalized, and the incarcerated. Interestingly, none of the artworks shown dates from 2001, and none is specifically related to 9/11. Criticisms aside, this is a book of some consequence: a distinctive, lavish, coffee table-style tome that is highly recommended for the browsing shelf and specialized collections.-Mary Hamel-Schwulst, Univ. of Southern Mississippi Lib., Long Beach Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858942902
Publisher:
Merrell Publishers, LTD
Publication date:
05/16/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.16(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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