New Public Works: Architecture, Planning, and Politics (New City Books)

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Between 1999 and 2002 the National Endowment for the Arts's New Public Works program sponsored design competitions in cities across the United States. The forward-thinking designs that emerged have influenced the physical form of major public works projects nationwide. New Public Works presents a history of the program, along with interviews with participants. Special attention is paid to the key role played by private, municipal, and other public funding sources. Case studies of three built projects by Allied Works Architecture, Koning Eizenberg, and Weiss/Manfredi Architecture describe the path of each from competition through construction.

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Mark Robbins is director of the International Center of Photography in New York and former dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture, director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts and curator of architecture at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio.

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