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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877228226
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1992
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.35 (w) x 10.36 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Preface 10
Ch. 1 Patriotism and Pride: To 1835 12
Native American Traces: Origins of a Public Art 14
Practical Arts for the New World: The Craft Tradition 17
After the Revolution: An American Portrait 21
Meet You at the Eagle 21
Utility and Beauty: Civic Improvements and the Artist 21
A Public Figure: Franklin 32
Ch. 2 Sculpture and the Landscape: 1836-1876 34
Laurel Hill Cemetery: Philadelphia's First Sculpture Garden 36
The Growth of Fairmount Park: The Fairmount Park Commission and the Fairmount Park Art Association 41
Monuments and Memorials 44
The Civil War Years: From Parlors to the Public 46
The Centennial: 1876 and the International Influence 54
Ch. 3 Monuments to American Ideals: 1877-1910 58
Casting an American Art: From Marble to Bronze 60
Renewed Patriotism: Ceremony and Celebration 65
Arts and Crafts: Another American Ideal 71
Three Generations of Calders 74
A City Beautiful: The Parkway Plan 76
Ch. 4 Realism to Abstraction: 1911-1958 80
Statues to Sculpture: When Old and New Collide 82
Material Pleasures 92
The Sculpture Internationals: But Is It Art? 94
Social consciousness: A National Commentary 101
Art and Architecture: Seeking Association 109
A Legacy of Murals 118
A City Planned: A Strategy for Civic Design 120
Ch. 5 The Third Dimension: 1959-1975 128
Percent for Art: To Humanize the Urban Environment 130
The Modern Figure 136
Patrons and Participants: Urban Design Issues 138
Innovations: New Materials and New Concepts 143
An Urban Laboratory 152
Ch. 6 A Sense of Place: Since 1976 154
Art and the Built Environment: Toward a Reconnection 156
In the Public Context: Public Art and Public Life 165
Public Art versus Public Taste 178
Why Public Art? Recent Developments and Future Directions 189
Preserve and Protect 190
Catalog 192
Sect. 1 To 1835 194
Sect. 2 1836-1876 196
Sect. 3 1877-1910 202
Sect. 4 1911-1958 213
Sect. 5 1959-1975 232
Sect. 6 Since 1976 240
Maps 260
Bibliography 268
Credits 273
Acknowledgments 280
Index 281
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