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The art of placemaking :interpreting community through public art and urban design /Ronald Lee Fleming.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Fleming, Ronald Lee.
Publication
London : Merrell
Contents
The art of placemaking : an introduction -- Case studies. Gateways : creating a sense of arrival ; Transit facilities : providing orientation for travelers ; Murals : part of a town-enhancement strategy ; Integrating placemaking into architecture ; Placemaker as turf definer ; Sculpture as place setting -- Interpreting place : from maker to memory trail. Placemaking interpreted : revisiting the past, revealing future choice -- The character of street furniture. An armature for placemaking ; Street furniture : a compendium of projects -- Public-art planning : what we have learned from the past. Planning for placemaking ; Annotated guide to public-art plans ; Failure and the potential for redemption ; Curatorial truth and contextual consequences : the evolution of federally funded public art at the GSA and NEA ; The artist's perspective : working in the field of public art.
Date
2007.
Description
383 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
In The Art of Placemaking, Ronald Lee Fleming adopts a practical approach to tackling public art and community planning in the US as they are experienced today. Through detailed, in-depth case studies he discusses the development of placemaking initiatives since 1990, accompanying beautiful and approachable examples with constructive criticism of those he sees as less successful. The case studies deal with varied project, ranging from a clock with bronze bells that marks the gateway to downtown Cincinnati to the beautification of a water treatment plant in Cambridge, Masschusetts; and from a terrazzo floor incorporating sea-creatures at Miami International Airport Florida, to a firefighters' memorial in Boston.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchase, 2008.
ISBN
185894371X (hbk.)
9781858943718 (hbk.)
GUSN
244049
Call Number
Stacks NA9052.F54 2007
Other People and Orgs
Gerakaris, Dimitri.
LeFevre, Gregg.
Leicester, Andrew.
Reimann, William P.
Sollod, T. Ellen.
Descriptive terms
Kunst
Public art spaces.
Public art.
Stadtgestaltung
Urban beautification.
èOffentlicher Raum
Places
USA

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