Critical Issues in Public Art Content, Context, and Controversy

ISBN-10: 1560987693
ISBN-13: 9781560987697
Edition: 1998
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 10/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Brooke Kamin Rapaportis a curator and writer.Arthur C. Dantois Emeritus Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.Gabriel de Guzmanis Curatorial Program Coordinator at The Jewish Museum.Harriet F. Senieis professor of art history at the City College of the City University of New York.Michael Stanislawskiis Nathan J. Miller Professor of Jewish History at Columbia University.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Defining National Values: American Monuments, Murals, and Memorials
The Self-made Monument: George Washington and the Fight to Erect a National Memorial
Writing History/Painting History: Early Chronicles of the United States and Pictures for the Capitol Rotunda
Selections from "Rushmore - Another Look" (with an afterword)
Holocaust Memorials in America: Public Art as Process
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Washington Mall: Philosophical Thoughts on Political Iconography
Politics, Patronage, and Public Art
Political Compromise in Public Art: Thomas Crawford's Statue of Freedom
The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, DC: A War Memorial for the New Century
New Deal for Public Art
Camelot's Legacy to Public Art: Aesthetic Ideology in the New Frontier
Public Art and Its Uses
Public Art and Public Response
The Rise and Demise of Civic Virtue
From Scapegoats to Mascots: The New York Public Library Lions
George Segal's Sculpture on a Theme of Gay Liberation and the Sexual-Political Equivocation of Public Consciousness
Representing the Race: Detroit's Monument to Joe Louis
The "Rocky" Dilemma: Museums, Monuments, and Popular Culture in the Postmodern Era
Baboons, Pet Rocks, and Bomb Threats: Public Art and Public Perception
New Directions in Public Art
Earthworks: Land Reclamation as Sculpture
An American Sense of Place (with an afterword)
The MacArthur Park Experiment, 1984-1987
Public Art That Inspires: Public Art That Informs
Is the NAMES Quilt Art?
Temporality and Public Art
Notes on Contributors
Index

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