This exciting new collection of essays by practicing artists, curators, activists, art writers, administrators, city planners, and educators offers divergent perspectives on the numerous facets of the public art process. The volume also includes a useful graphic timeline of public art history.

chapter |4 pages


part I|126 pages

Out of Theory

chapter 1|11 pages

Coming in from the Cold

A Public Art History

chapter 2|15 pages

Time in Place

New Genre Public Art a Decade Later

chapter 4|10 pages

“Be a Crossroads” 1

Public Art Practice and the Cultural Hybrid

chapter 5|25 pages

Critical Spaces

Monuments and Changes

chapter 7|17 pages

A Fine Public Art & Design Education

Learning and Teaching Public Art

chapter 8|11 pages

Teaching Public Art in the Twenty-first Century

An Interview with Harrell Fletcher

part II|98 pages

Into Practice

chapter 9|19 pages

The Millennium Park Effect

A Tale of Two Cities

chapter 10|8 pages

Investigating the Public Art Commissioning System

The Challenges of Making Art in Public

chapter 11|16 pages

Here and Gone

Making It Happen

chapter 12|17 pages

As Rich as Getting Lost in Venice

Sustaining a Career as an Artist in the Public Realm

chapter 13|11 pages

From Margin to Mainstream

Dyke Action Machine! Public Art and a Recent History of Lesbian Representation

chapter 14|15 pages

In the Storms of the World

Building Communities to Assist Social and Ecological Justice

chapter 15|10 pages

The Art of the Question

Thinking like a Public Artist

part III|20 pages

Mapping the Lineage

chapter 16|18 pages

A Timeline for the History of Public Art

The United Kingdom and the United States of America, 1900–2005