Critical issues in public art: content, context, and controversy

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IconEditions, 1992 - Art - 314 pages
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Essays look at how public art defines national values, discuss the influence of politics and patronage, examine citizen responses to public art, and show new directions in public art

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Good source for an introduction into Public Art and how to approach it. For someone who doesn't have an Art History degree (or Art Ed or anything art-related), it was a good way to ease into a semester worth of Museums and Society. Read full review


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About the Author:
Harriet Senie is Director of Museum Studies at the City College of New York. She is coeditor and contributor to the anthology Critical Issues in Public Art and author of the forthcoming Dangerous Precedent: Richard Serra's "Tilted Arc" in Context. Senie has curated exhibitions on public art and
served on many public art selection panels. She writes regularly for the German public art magazine Orte.

Webster is professor of art history at Lehman College,

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