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New Land Marks : Public Art, Community, and the Meaning of Place Hardcover – November 1, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0967914343 ISBN-10: 0967914345 Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Grayson Publishing; First Edition edition (November 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967914345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967914343
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 10.6 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,670,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Penny Balkin Bach is the Executive Director of the Fairmount Park Art Association and has presented exhibitions, lectures, and workshops about public art and has written extensively about art and the environment including the book Public Art in Philadelphia.

Ellen Dissanayake is an independent scholar and lecturer. She is the author of numerous articles and three provocative books, What is Art For?, Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why, and Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began.

Thomas Hine writes about American culture, design and architecture and is the author of Populuxe, Facing Tomorrow, the The Total Package. From 1973 to 1996, he was the architecture and design critic of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Lucy R. Lippard is the author of 20 books, primarily on contemporary art. Her most recent book is On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art and Place.


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Thomas Hine writes about American culture, history and design. His six books have dealt with such phenomena as product packaging, teenagers, fashion, interior design, and shopping. He has also contributed chapters to more than a dozen other books and exhibition catalogs, and served as multimedia editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. He was architecture and design critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer for 23 years, ending in 1996. He has also served as a guest curator or consultant to museum exhibitions in Miami, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and elsewhere.

He got the inspiration for his first book "Populuxe: the Look and Life of Midcentury American" in 1978 when he visited Saudi Arabia as a Ford Foundation fellow. There he noticed that the Saudis" new houses incorporated many features of the exuberant, celebratory style of the America of his childhood. John Updike praised "Populuxe" as evidence of "a mischievously alert sensibility." His most recent book, "The Great Funk" (2007) is a sequel to "Populuxe," which chronicles the upsetting, and often liberating, collapse of America's post-World War II mentality.

Hine was born in Boston, grew up in Connecticut, and graduated from Yale. He has lived in Philadelphia since 1970.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Harper on March 6, 2001
Format: Hardcover
New*Land*Marks: Public Art, Community, and the Meaning of Place, edited by Penny Balkin Bach, is the book version of an exhibition of models and proposals for an ambitions public art project in Philadelphia, undertaken by the Fairmount Park Art Association. In a way, the show and book are virtual public art: the photographs, texts, and models are a vision of what could happen, not only in this project but in the larger area of community-based public art. Sixteen artists provide visions of the city, communities within it, and the interaction of art, the public, and public space. The book itself is beautifully designed: with innovative site photographs and innovative presentation of the texts and models proposed for each site. This book breaks new ground in the field of public art.
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