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Title Public art in Canada : critical perspectives / edited by Annie Gerin and James S. McLean.
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2009.

Subject Public art -- Canada.
Alt Name Gérin, Annie, 1969-
McLean, James S., 1956-
Description 1 online resource (x, 340 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-331).
Contents The wrong commemoration : Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith's paintings of the state funeral of Sir John Thompson / Eva Major-Marothy -- A drive through Canadian history : people, cars, and public art at Niagara Fall in the 1930s / Joan Coutu -- Camouflage series / Jason St-Laurent -- Public art and Canadian cultural policy : the airports / Bernard Flaman -- I nostri grandi Padri -- Heroic nationalism and the Italians of Montreal : the monument to Giovanni Caboto, 1935 / Anna Maria Carlevaris -- What's the point? / Jeff Thomas -- Memoire ardente by Gilbert Boyer, or when politics penetrates contemporary art / Veronique Rodriguez -- Edmonton's city hall as visual archive and collector of memory / C.S. Ogden -- Cultural interventions in the public sphere / Bruce Barber -- Queering the streets : Johannes Zits and contemporary public art as activism / Daniel Faria -- Exhibiting madness in The Weyburn Project : situating performance/installation in an abandoned mental asylum / Kathleen Irwin -- Model for a public space / Adrian Blackwell -- Dark forces at Mount Allison University / Rebecca Burke -- Emerging urban aesthetics in public art : the thresholds of proximity / Julie Boivin -- Window (dis)plays : reality shopping / Kim Morgan -- Framing temporality : Montreal graffiti in photography / Ella Chmielewska -- Stardance / John Noestheden -- The public part of public art : technology and the art of public communication / James S. McLean.
Summary The rigorous essays and original works of art collected in this volume present a compelling demonstration of the strategies, aesthetic and otherwise, used by artists to elicit intellectual, sensual, or emotional responses that can only be obtained through artistic practices in public places.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781442697522 (electronic bk.)
1442697520 (electronic bk.)
9781442697089 (electronic bk.)
1442697083 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 861793327
Additional Format Print version: Public art in Canada 9780802098474 (OCoLC)300589502