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L'ART RENOUVELLE LA VILLE: URBANISME ET ART CONTEMPORAIN (Art Renews the City: Town Planning and Contemporary Art). Francois Barre et al. Musee national des monuments francais, Paris, 1992. Organized in association with Association Francaise d'Action Artistique, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, Paris et al. Published in association with Editions d'Art Albert Skira S.A., Geneva. 140 pp. with 129 ills. (77 col.) and 16-page insert. 28 x 24 cm. ISBN 2605002330 In French; insert provides English translations of introductory texts and four essays.
Surveying a host of realized and proposed projects reflecting the ambitious promotion of public art in France over the past decade, this catalogue presents fine pictorial documentation and concise descriptions of nearly 60 large-scale works designed for specific urban sites by Richard Serra, Klaus Rinke, Sol LeWitt, Yaacov Agam, Daniel Buren, Joseph Kosuth, Dani Karavan and some 25 other noted international artists. Four introductory essays examine the significance of public art in contemporary society and discuss the collaborative efforts of artists, architects and city planners to integrate innovative art works into the fabric of newly developed urban centers in France.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Sculpture
Plans: 02,03,19,20
Worldwide Number: 023906
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