City Art

City Art : New York's Percent for Art Program

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A complete record of the public art installations sponsored by New York City's Percent for Art Program since 1983 Features two hundred works by nearly as many artists, many of whom are internationally well known, including Vito Acconci, Dennis Adams, Siah Armajani, Alice Aycock, Dawoud Bey, Scott Burton, Jackie Ferrara, Komar & Melamid, Matt Mullican, Pat Steir, Fred Tomaselli, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Carrie Mae Weems, Fred Wilson and Krzysztof Wodiczko Includes interior and exterior permanent art installations at schools, parks, playgrounds, courthouses and other sites throughout New York City's five boroughs Foreword by Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, and specially commissioned photography by celebrated New York-based architectural photographer David S. Allee A stunning book that will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary art, architecture, urban issues and culture
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 228.6 x 274.3 x 20.3mm | 1,247.39g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 225 colour illustrations
  • 185894290X
  • 9781858942902

Table of contents

Foreword .. Michael Bloomberg, .. Mayor of The City of New York .. Introduction .. Art in the City .. Adam Gopnik .. Essay .. The City as Laboratory: Two Decades of New York's Percent for Art Program, Eleanor Heartney .. Interviews .. Kate D. Levin, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, New York City .. On public art, civic discourse, and daily life .. Ed Koch, Mayor of New York, 1976-1989 .. On why New York needed a citywide public art program .. Ronay Menschel, Executive Administrator of New York City, 1978-1982; Metropolitan Transit Authority Board Member, 1979-1990 .. On establishing the Percent for Art program and its legacy .. Harriet F. Senie, Director of Museum Studies, Professor of Art History, The City College, The City University of New York .. On public art and its challenges .. Margarita Hunt-Pejada, District Manager, Community Board 4, The Bronx .. On the community's role in the public art process .. Henry Cobb, Architect, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners .. On the relationship of architects to public art projects .. Ursula vonRydingsvard, Artist .. On responding to architecture and the public art process .. Vinnie Medungo, Class of 2004, Port Richmond High School, Staten Island .. On a student's response to public art
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About Eleanor Heartney

Eleanor Heartney is an award-winning art writer and cultural critic, based in New York City. She is Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress, and the author of several books on modern and contemporary art. Adam Gopnik has been on the editorial staff of The New Yorker magazine since 1987, and is the author of the bestseller Paris to the Moon.
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