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San Francisco : arts for the city : civic art and urban change, 1932-2012

Author: Susan Wels
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Heyday, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History and art intertwine in this celebration of the San Francisco Art Commission's promotion of public art through eight decades of political, social, and economic changes. Wels specializes in history and is a resident of the city. Abundantly illustrated and will intrigue those who live in San Francisco, those who just visit and leave their heart, and anyone involved with cities and public art.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Wels
ISBN: 9781597142069 1597142069 9781597142373 1597142379
OCLC Number: 798923830
Description: 224 pages : illustrated ; 29 cm
Contents: The political arts: consensus and controversy, 1932-1949 --
Cultural clashes, 1949-1966 --
Creative upheaval, 1966-1980 --
Aftershocks, 1981-1992 --
The power of the public, 1993-2005 --
City of art, 2006-2012 --
San Francisco art commissioners, 1932-present --
Postscript.
Responsibility: by Susan Wels ; foreword by J.D. Beltran, Tom DeCaigny, and P.J. Johnston ; introduction by Jeannene Przyblyski.

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History and art intertwine in this celebration of the San Francisco Art Commission's promotion of public art through eight decades of political, social, and economic changes. Wels specializes in history and is a resident of the city. Abundantly illustrated and will intrigue those who live in San Francisco, those who just visit and leave their heart, and anyone involved with cities and public art.

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