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Public Art New York

Phifer, Jean (Book - 2009 )
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From outdoor sculpture in public plazas and landscapes to murals and works of art in lobbies accessible to the public, this book focuses on how exemplary works of public art enrich urban public space. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society, Public Art New York is organized by neighborhood, with maps suitable for walking tours.

Norton Pub
A tour of the best permanent public art in all five boroughs of New York City.
From outdoor sculpture in public plazas and landscapes to murals and works of art in lobbies accessible to the public, this book focuses on how exemplary works of public art enrich urban public space. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society, Public Art New York is organized by neighborhood, with maps suitable for walking tours.

Book News
Phifer (environmental design, New York U.), an architect who served on the Art Commission of the City of New York, takes readers on a tour of 242 works of public art in all five boroughs of New York City, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square advertising to the 9/11 memorial. Organized by neighborhood, traditional and contemporary works such as outdoor sculptures, murals, art in lobbies accessible to the public, public plazas and landscapes, and artistic sidewalks and lighting are included, all of which are free to view. Along with descriptions and locations, color photos of the pieces by architectural photographer Dzikowski are provided, as are maps. Art in public schools, subways, and temporary sculptures are excluded. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Authors: Phifer, Jean
Statement of Responsibility: Jean Parker Phifer ; photography by Francis Dzikowski ; [foreword by Kent L. Barwick]
Title: Public art New York
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009
Characteristics: 288 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 284) and index
Contents: Lower Manhattan
Soho to Lower Midtown
Midtown Manhattan
Upper West Side
Central Park
Upper East Side
Upper Manhattan
Bronx
Queens
Brooklyn
Staten Island
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Tours Public art New York (State) New York Guidebooks
Topical Term: Public art
Additional Contributors: Dzikowski, Francis
LCCN: 2008029094
ISBN: 0393732665
9780393732665
Branch Call Number: 709.7471 P
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