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  Queues, rendezvous, riots : questioning the public in art and architecture

Other(s) author(s) : Lewis, Mark, [editore] ; Baird, George, [editore]Language : EnglishBanff, Alberta : Walter Phillips Gallery, 1994165 orrialde : zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 24 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-920159-72-9.Public art | Architecture and society -- Social aspects
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Testuak: Dennis Adams, George Baird, Marik Boudreau, Martha Fleming, Lyne Lapointe, Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Vera Frenkel, Daniel Hermant, Johanne Lamoureux, Mark Lewis, Rodolfo Machado, Jorge Silvetti, Andrew Payne, Régine Robin, Jeff Wall eta Dan Graham.

What do you do with the civic monuments, commemorative sculptures and public art of fallen régimes? How do artworks and buildings function when they embrace notions of “the public” that no longer prevail? What could public art be today? This anthology, edited by Toronto architect George Baird and Vancouver artist Mark Lewis, offers a strategic exploration of these questions -and many others- raised by the tension of changing political times.
From the riots of the French Revolution to recent rendezvous at the Berlin Wall, this book looks at concepts of "the public" represented in art and architecture and how they are shaped by utopian and dystopian ideas about public life.
Essays by renowned theorists illuminate the ways in which symbols of “the public” serve specific historical and philosophical movements. Accompanying visual artworks unveil the current revival of interest in this term. Throught the book, provocative artist pages comment on the social and cultural ideas shaping today's public spaces from buildings and playgrounds to vacant lots, shopping malls and tourist traps.

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