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Queues, Rendezvous, Riots: Questioning the Public in Art and Architecture

George Baird and Mark Lewis (Editors)

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ISBN 10: 0920159729 / ISBN 13: 9780920159729
Published by Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1994
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Title: Queues, Rendezvous, Riots: Questioning the ...

Publisher: Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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What do you do with the civic monuments, commemorative sculptures and public art of fallen regimes? How do artworks and buildings function when they embrace notions of the public that no longer prevail? What could public art be today? This anthology, edited by Toronto architect George Baird and Vancouver artist Mark Lewis, offers a strategic exploration of these questions and many others raised by the tension of changing political times. Essays by renowned theorists illuminate the ways in which symbols of the public serve specific historical and philosophical movements.

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George Baird is an architect and architectural theorist who has worked in Canada, the United States and Europe. Baird received his Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto, and carried out postgraduate research at University College, London. He is a founding partner in the Toronto architectural and urban design firm of Baird/Sampson/Neuert Architects Inc. which has completed many acclaimed projects. He has taught at major institutions in North America and Europe and lectured extensively throughout the world. Baird served as Dean of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, and director of the MArch I (professional) and MArch II (post-professional) degree programs at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge. His past publications include Alvar Aalto (1971), The Space of Appearance (2003), and of Meaning in Architecture (1968) co-edited with Charles Jencks.

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