PlaceMakers: Public Art that Tells You Where You Are
After an introduction addressing the importance and role of art in public places and the need for good design, 56 projects are profiled, 22 of which are new to this second edition. Each profile includes background, description, and design impact of the project. This edition also includes a section on planning art in public places projects.
Place Makers serves as a generously illustrated reference catalog of project ideas and, with the added chapter on public art planning and the integration of art and urban design, this new edition will be of even greater practical interest to architects, artists, arts administrators, planners and preservationists, than was its successful predecessor. Place makers is written by professionals working in these fields, it is intended for all intelligent readers who care for their urban environment and who would like to have a hand in creating surroundings with personality and identity. [This] book offers hope and constructive suggestions for the creation of humane environments; it identifies an important element in the design process for enriching buildings and spaces so that they will be worthy of future preservation.
By Ronald Lee Fleming and Renata von Tscharner