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Author Senie, Harriet

Title The Tilted arc controversy : dangerous precedent? / Harriet F. Senie
Published Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (xx, 205 pages) : illustrations
Contents Commission, installation, removal -- Public opinion -- Reframing the controversy -- After Tilted Arc
Summary Since its installation at and subsequent removal from New York City's Federal Plaza, noted sculptor Richard Serra's Tilted Arc has been a touchstone for debates over the role of public art. Installed in 1981, the 10-foot-high, 120-foot-long curved wall of Cor-Ten self-rusting steel instantly became a magnet for criticism. Harriet F. Senie explores the history of Tilted Arc, including its 1979 commission and the heated public hearings that eventually led to its removal in 1989. She examines the tactics of those opposed to the sculpture and the media's superficial and sensational coverage of the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-192) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Serra, Richard, 1938- Tilted arc
Tilted arc (Serra, Richard)
Public sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York -- Public opinion
ART -- Sculpture & Installation.
ART -- Criticism & Theory.
Public sculpture -- Public opinion.
New York (State) -- New York.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780816692729