Art in Public Places: A Survey of Community-Sponsored Projects Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts
This book presents the results of the Art in Public Places project of the National Endowment for the Arts [NEA]. The book explores questions of how art can attain public significance and its relation to public space. The projects examined in this text are community-initiated and have received NEA support; the implications, however, are more wide ranging. The book explores examples of public art, the relationship of artists and cities, other options for these relationships, the process of public sponsorship, and new directions for art in public places. Throughout, the book includes color plates and black-and-white illustrations of public art. There is also a listing, by state, of the projects which received NEA support from 1967 through 1980.
\CONTENTS: Foreword. Introduction. For example: Grand Rapids [Michigan] and Seattle [Washington]. The artist and the city. Exploring other options. The process of public sponsorship. New directions: Expanding views of art in public places. Index of grants, by state (FY 1967-80). Panel members 1967-1980). Index of illustrations by artist. Suggested readings [bibliography].