Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City: 1890-1930, by Michele Bogart, paperback (very good condition)

 

Bogart's groundbreaking consideration of public art as a topic for serious scholarly consideration examines the sustained and organized effort to create in New York a body of municipal sculpture that would express the civic ideal: an urban vision of patriotism, civilization, and good government. It follows the brief movement through its rise and fall, attempting to explain why sponsorship for such civic projects lasted only for a limited time. Dozens of carefully selected photographs and drawings illustrate key aspects of the sculptures and architecture discussed.

Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City: 1890-1930

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