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ESSAYS AND ARTICLES ON PUBLIC ART
An annotated bibliography of 131 magazine articles, published between 1969 and 1994, on Public Art and related themes.
Former Head of the Department of Sculpture/Environmental Art,
Glasgow School of Art,
167 Renfrew Street,
This is a selection of english language magazine articles from a much
larger bibliography which was collected for my own research and to assist
my students. Magazines come and go and articles in them tend to disappear.
Originally it was a list of titles only but this was not enough to inform
students of the actual content of the articles.
At the time of collecting these articles, the 70's and 80's, very little
had been published on public art. Few, if any books, and no magazines
devoted to it . To my knowledge the first magazine entirely devoted to
public art was founded and edited by Herve Bechy, out of Paris, "Les Dossiers
de l'Art Public" That magazine continues now as a web site Art-Public.Com
The occasional article in art or architecture magazines and catalogues
and newspaper articles were really the only source of published material
and it was important for my students to have access to these.
To make the bibliography more useful I set out to select the articles
which I felt contained material that was important in the development
of public art and try briefly to describe the content and flavour of each
article. Simply they are my favourite and key articles. It is a personal
choice of course but one which I am sure will be of interest to all those
with a concern in public art.
I have thought of updating the bibliography and may do at some time
in the future. However by the '90's a number of books had been published
and specialist magazines had appeared. There is now a plethora of material on the subject.
Meanwhile you may like to read an anthology of original essays which
I have published on public art and education in contextual practice in art.
Title: DECADEnt - Public Art Contentious term and Contested Practice
Published by Foulis Press, 1997.
Available from GSA Enterprises Ltd.
167 Renfrew St Glasgow G3 6RQ
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Priced £6.50 sterling plus post.
All proceeds from the book go to the Glasgow School of Art.
IF YOU FIND THIS INDEX USEFUL AND USE IT IN ANY PUBLICATION PLEASE
ACKNOWLEDGE THIS AS A REFERENCE.
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