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Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City, 1890-1930

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ISBN-10: 1560987669

ISBN-13: 9781560987666

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michele H. Bogart

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Description:

Bogart's groundbreaking consideration of public art as a topic for serious scholarly consideration examines the sustained and organized effort to create in New York a body of municipal sculpture that would express the civic ideal an urban vision of patriotism, civilization, and good government. It follows the brief movement through its rise and fall, attempting to explain why sponsorship for such civic projects lasted only for a limited time.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 5/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 8.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Formation of a Professional Network
Sculptors and Public Sculpture before 1893
The National Sculpture Society, Artistic Alliances, and the Search for a City Beautiful
New York Civic Sculpture in Context
The Public Sculpture Process
A Quick Start: The Appellate Courthouse
An Art of Conquest: The Dewey Arch
Professionals and the Federal Government: The United States Customs House
Sculptors and Tammany Hall: The New York City Hall of Records
Cultural Institutions and the Art of Negotiation: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Institute of Art and Sciences, and the New York Public Library
Maine Memorial and Pulitzer Fountain: Site, Patronage, and Process
Ideologies, Interpretations, and Responses
The Myths of Civic Sculpture
Monumental Challenges to the Civic Ideal
The Rise and Demise of Civic Virtue
A Loss of Memory: The New York City World War I Memorial
The Decline of Civic Sculpture
Notes
Index