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Art and the Public Sphere (A Critical Inquiry Book) Paperback – December 1, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-0226532110 ISBN-10: 0226532119 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Series: A Critical Inquiry Book
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 2nd edition (December 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226532119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226532110
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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W. J. T. Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, the Department of Art History, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is also coeditor of the journal Critical Inquiry.

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By Daisy on August 1, 2007
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Are you accepting a Request for Proposal for a piece of Public Art? Do you want to better understand art in the public sphere?

Get this book to clarify your thinking during research. Topics include: Freedom of Expression and The First Amendment; scale in relation to setting; responsibilities when creating Art in the public sphere; and cultural context. For instance, a public square might have a Civil War piece with a bronze cannon, cannon balls and a soldier, but a piece with a replica of a nuclear bomb would be frowned upon today. Discuss.

This thoughtful collection of essays is helpful, and recommended.
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