The art of placemaking: interpreting community through public art and urban design
This expertly researched book makes a radical case for accessible public art that fosters a powerful civic experience of connection to place. The author advocates narrative, site-specific public art that engages the popular imagination through common references to history, folklore, culture and geography, and demonstrates how the integration of approachable art with local landscape, architecture and urban design can facilitate identification with locale. Dozens of case studies of spectacular and innovative works throughout the United States are accompanied by practical information, cost and policy analysis, artist interviews, examples of failures and major controversies, and strategies for the future, making this book an essential reference for anyone involved with transforming and improving our public spaces.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Townscape Institute
8 other sections not shown
administrators African American Agency airport American architecture Art Program Arts Council Arts for Transit artwork benches Boston bron2e bronze Bronzeville budget Buffalo Bayou building Cambridge campus carousel Cincinnati city's collaboration committee concrete construction controversy Cost County courtesy create cultural depict Design impact design process design team downtown elements enhancement federal Fleming funding Gateway Gerakaris highway Hohokam Hollywood Houston ibid idea images installation integrated interpretation interview Joliet landscape architect LeFevre Leicester Location markers Massachusetts Massport master plan Materials memory monument mural neighborhood Orleans Over-the-Rhine overpass panels park pedestrian Penn Station Percent for Art Photo Photography piece placemaking planners plaza Professor Longhair Project description proposals public art public artist public spaces public-art program public-art projects Radnor Reimann residents RIGHT Scottsdale sculpture Seattle SPARC street furniture streetscape tiles Tilted Arc town urban urban-design viewer visual walls York