ixia: public art think tank

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Critiques

The Angel of the North, Gateshead, by Antony Gormley, 1998

Public Art Since 1950 (2006)

This beautifully illustrated book by Lynn F. Pearson reveals the history of postwar public art and provides a detailed guide to nearly two hundred of the most interesting and accessible works in United Kingdom

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But Is It Art? The Spirit of Art as Activism (1994) Critical Issues in Public Art: Content, Context and Controversy (1998) Art, Space and the City - Public Art and Urban Futures (1997) More critiques

Urban design

RUDI: Placemaking 2008, cover image (detail)

Placemaking (2008)

A synthesis of professional practice and case studies about better living environments. A review of the key issues and challenges placemaking professionals face at the beginning of 2008, with project examples showing how these have been innovatively approached.

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Advances in Art and Urban Futures Vol. III : Cultures and Settlements (2003) The Urban Jungle (1997) The Creative City: A toolkit for urban innovators (2nd Edition, 2008) More urban design

Practical guides

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, Millennium Park, Chicago. Photo: Justin Lightly/Photographer's Choice RF.

The Artist's Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions (2008)

Learn exactly how to build a career in the world of public art. Artists at every career level will discover tips for the best ways to find, apply for, and win public art commissions.

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Art with People (1995) Public Art and the Planning System and Process in England (2007) Going Public: A Field Guide to Developments in Art in Public Places (1988) More practical guides

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