The Art of Placemaking: Interpreting Community Through Public Art and Urban Design
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This expertly researched book makes a radical case for accessible public art that fosters a powerful civic experience of connection to put. The writer advocates narrative, web site-specific public art that engages the preferred imagination through common references to history, folklore, culture and geography, and demonstrates how the combination of approachable art with local landscape, architecture and urban design can facilitate identification with locale. Dozens of case studies of spectacular and innovative works right through the USA are accompanied by practical information, cost and policy analysis, artist interviews, examples of failures and major controversies, and strategies for the future, making this book an crucial reference for any person involved with transforming and bettering our public spaces.