Art, Space and the City
By (author) Malcolm Miles
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Art, Space and the City by Malcolm Miles
Book DescriptionPublic art - the making, management and mediation of art outside its conventional location in museums and galleries, and the livable city - a concept involving user-centred strategies for urban planning and design, are both socially produced but have emerged from different fields and tend to be discussed in isolation. This book applies a range of critical perspectives which have emerged from different disciplines - art criticism, urban design, urban sociology, geography and critical theory - to examine the practice of art for urban public spaces, seeing public art from positions outside those of the art world to ask how it might contribute to possible urban futures. Exploring the diversity of urban politics, the functions of public space and its relation to the structures of power, the roles of professionals and users in the construction of the city, the gendering of space and the ways in which space and citizen are represented, the book explains how these issues are as relevant to architecture, urban design and urban planning as they are to public art. Drawing on a wealth of images from across the UK and Europe and the USA, in particular, the author questions the effectiveness of public art in achieving more convivial urban environments, whilst retaining the idea that imagining possible futures is as much part of a democratic society as using public space.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415139427
(254mm x 178mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Malcolm Miles
Public Spheres After Socialism, Paperback (February 2009)
Draws together contemporary experiences from Armenia - a site of cultural and political cross-currents - Germany, Austria, France and the United Kingdom. This volume explores the major shifts in theory and considers how the dualism of the Cold War has been replaced by the single ideological position of globalized consumerism.
Art and Theory After Socialism, Paperback (September 2008)
A collection of essays, which consider the critical insights that are produced in the collisions of art theory from the ex-East and ex-West. It offers a re-investigation of the overlap of art and everyday life in a post-Cold War world.
Cities and Cultures, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by Malcolm Miles
Beginning with introductory chapters on the concepts of a city and a culture, this work cites cases from modern literature. It investigates the idea that a city, too, is produced through the characteristic ways of life of its inhabitants, and scrutinizes cultural industries for their relation to such cultures.
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