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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-244049

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Public art spaces.
Public art.
Urban beautification.
Stadtgestaltung
Kunst
èOffentlicher Raum

Originator

Fleming, Ronald Lee.

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.

Publication

London : Merrell

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

9781858943718 (hbk.)
185894371X (hbk.)

Call Number

Stacks NA9052.F54 2007

Other People and Orgs

Gerakaris, Dimitri.
LeFevre, Gregg.
Leicester, Andrew.
Reimann, William P.
Sollod, T. Ellen.

Places

USA