New Land Marks
Public Art, Community and the Meaning of Place
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|Format:||Hardback, 160 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 04 October 2001|
New Land Marks documents how a 130-year old Philadelphia cultural organisation, the Fairmount Park Art Association, initiated a program to pan and create unique public art projects with communities that volunteered to participate in and around the city. Addressing such questions as: What will we leave for future generations?, What is it about a community that might inspire a work of art?, And Can that art give meaning to our public spaces?, New Land Marks is an indispensable guide for those interested in how communities and artists can examine the appearance and meaning of public spaces. In addition to illustrating the work of twenty-one artists participating in this innovative public art project, the book includes essays by noted authors Ellen Dissanayake, Thomas Hine, Lucy Lippard and Penny Balkin Bach. This book is an important guide for non-profit arts organisations, artists and community leaders who are concerned with the development of public arts projects. The work of 16 internationally known arts who work primarily in the public realm are featured along with important essays by noted public art critics. The book is published in conjunction with an exhibition presented at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, February 10-April 15, 2001.
About the Author
Penny Balkin Bach is the Executive Director of the Fairmount Park Art Association. She has presented exhibitions, Iectures and workshops about public art and has written extensively about art and the environment, including the book Public Art in Philadelphia. She is responsible for initiating the Art Association's New Land Mark program as well as its predecessor, Form and Function, and she has served as an advisor, curator and juror for public arts projects nationwide.
|Publisher: ||HarperCollins Design International|
|Dimensions: ||21.44 x 27.33 x 1.93 centimeters (0.86 kg)|