Art, space and the city : public art and urban futures / Malcolm Miles.

by Miles, Malcolm, 1950-.

Publisher: London : Routledge, 1997.Description: viii,266 pages : illustrations ; 26cm.ISBN: 0415139422; 0415139430; 9780415139434.Other title: Public art and urban futures.Subject(s): Art and societyLooking glass | City planningLooking glass | Public artLooking glass | Public spacesLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Public 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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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CHOICE Review

Miles (Chelsea College of Art and Design) mixes art and urbanism with a dash of theory. History is not part of the blend. Chapters either define the objects under consideration (e.g., "The City," "Space, Representation and Gender," and "The Monument") or describe particular problems ("Art and Metropolitan Public Transport" and "Art in Health Services"). The last two chapter titles indicate the Englishness of the author's focus. Nevertheless, these essays offer a broadly relevant critique both of city planners, whose sociological investments do not allow them to see the usefulness of art, and of artists, whose formalism or elitism gets in the way of their contribution to the construction of urban community. Readers are advised of the variety and complexity of the problems of making the contemporary city livable through the use of art. They are not told exactly what to do to make urban life better. The 60 photographs reproduced in the book range from views of public artworks like Antony Gormley's Vision in Birmingham and Christine Constant's tile mural at the Cumberland Infirmary, to billboards and graffiti. They are as eloquent as the text. Graduate; faculty; professional. A. J. Wharton Duke University

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