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Art, Space and the City 1st Edition

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Editorial Reviews


Miles mixes art and urbanism with a dash of theory.
Choice, May 1998

This book provides a valuable critique of public art from a position outside it - a superb combination of theory, speculation, and a critique of public art policy.
–Anthony King, State University of New York, Binghamton

About the Author

Malcolm Miles is Principal Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. He is the author of Art for Public Spaces: Critical Essays (1989).

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 28, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415139430
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415139434
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,142,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Regatao on March 26, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is one of the best studies carried through on the problematic of the public art in the internacional context. The author displays of a form notable the new conceptions of public art, collated with the classic conceptions that afect the monument. He analyzes some of the interventions more interesting of the public space, and explains the intentions of each creator. Richard Serra, Rachel Whiteread, Tone Otterness, Antony Gormley, Isamu Noguchi, Mierle Ukeles, Wodiczko, is some of the examples that the author appeals to show to the diversity of the proposals contemporaries. For beyond the artists, the author collates diverses teses defended by Rosalin Deutshe, Suzanne Lacy, Sara Selwood, Harriet F. Senie, among others. If it is interested in deepening its knowledge in the field of the public art, cannot leave to possess a unit of this book in your private library.
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