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Author Deutsche, Rosalyn.

Title Evictions : art and spatial politics / Rosalyn Deutsche
Published Chicago, Ill. : Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1996]


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Description xxiv, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Graham Foundation/MIT Press series in contemporary architectural discourse
Graham Foundation/MIT Press series in contemporary architectural discourse.
Contents Krzysztof Wodiczko's Homeless Projection and the Site of Urban "Revitalization" -- Uneven Development: Public Art in New York City -- Representing Berlin --Property Values: Hans Haacke, Real Estate, and the Museum -- Men in Space -- Boys Town -- Chinatown, Part Four? What Jake Forgets about Downtown -- Tilted Arc and the Uses of Democracy -- Agoraphobia
Summary Since the 1980s a great deal has been written about the relationship between art, architecture, and design, on the one hand, and the city or social space on the other. In Evictions Rosalyn Deutsche investigates the dominant uses of this interdisciplinary discourse, exploring topics that range from public art and homelessness to the repression of feminism in critical theories of public space. The book also intervenes in debates taking place in art, architecture, and urban studies about the meaning of public space, and places these struggles within broader contests over the definition of democracy. Opposing the nostalgic belief that democracy's survival demands a return to the ideal of a unitary public sphere, Deutsche contends that plurality and conflict, far from undermining public space, are the conditions of its possibility and extension
Notes "First MIT Press Pbk. ed., 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-376) and index
Subject City planning.
Public art.
Public spaces.
Space (Architecture)
Author Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
LC no. 96015527
ISBN 0262041588 (hb : alk. paper)
0262540975 (paperback)