Public Art 1945-95

    SubTitle

    Introductions to Heritage Assets
    Public Art 1945-95 large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        22 Jan 2016

        Summary

        This short guide provides an overview of the main trends in post-war public art.
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        10460555

        Main Summary

          This short guide provides an overview of the main trends in post-war public art.

          Statuary has long been a feature of our townscapes, but the proliferation of public art following the Second World War was rather different. Public art is defined here as fixed artworks which members of the public are able to access and appreciate.

          Works may be sited in the public, civic, communal or commercial domain, in semi-public or privately owned public space, or within public, civic or institutional buildings. Artworks which form part of the structure or decoration of buildings may also be categorised as public art. Post-war public artworks, which number several thousand, comprise everything from abstract, fine art sculptures to concrete reliefs and fibreglass murals. They are sited not only in formal settings but also in everyday locations such as schools, shopping centres and office plazas. Their artists ranged from the internationally known to the totally unknown.


          Additional Information

          Author

          Lynn Pearson

          Author Information

          Lynn Pearson is an Architectural Historian

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          13

          Number of Pages

          24

          ISBN

          9781848023970

          Contents

            Introduction
            1. Historical Background
            2. Development of Post-War Public Art
            From 1946 to the 1960s: Sculpture
            From 1946 to the 1960s: Murals
            The 1970s and 1980s: Sculpture
            The 1970s and 1980s: Murals
            The 1990s onward
            3. Associations
            4. Change and the Future
            5. Further Reading
            6. Acknowledgements

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