From heroic war memorials to gigantic fiberglass fish, Public Sculpture in Wisconsin documents more than 750 outdoor sculptures in the state of Wisconsin. Included are monuments, memorials, and masterpieces of traditional public statuary as well as religious grottoes, chainsaw and fiberglass creations, native American effigy mounds, and visionary environments created by self-taught artists. The book includes an inventory of public sculpture from all seventy-two counties in the state, amply illustrated with photographs and maps and organized by region, county, and city. This inventory is accompanied by several chapters on the history of Wisconsin’s public sculture and on modern sculpture sponsored by governments, corporations, and communities. The authors also offer valuable advice on how to go about commissioning, conserving, and maintaining outdoor sculpture. A special color section documents the recent conservation by Anton Rajer of the statue “Wisconsin,” the golden figure atop the Capitol dome.
The book includes an inventory of public sculpture from all seventy-two counties in the state, amply illustrated with photographs and maps and organized by region, county, and city.
Author: Anton Rajer
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
"Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections. Curators, archivists, collections managers, preparators, registrars, educators, students, and others contribute.
Most public sculptures fall somewhere in between the two. ... turned our information into a comprehensive book entitled Public Sculpture in Wisconsin (1999) ...
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Also helpful for providing rich information regarding public sculpture are the ... Architectural Sculptor , 1867–1915 ( Madison : University of Wisconsin ...
Author: Timothy J. Garvey
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Often public art does not have the levels of meaning that are sustained over time. I am interested in form, awkward on some levels, but able to transcend ...
Publisher: Chazen Museum of Art
Category: Art, American
Updated and even weirder, this new edition boasts more than 400 unique destinations for tourists looking for attractions off the beaten path. Bizarre locations and landmarks include Chainsaw Gordy’s Garden of Saws, Smokey Bear’s head, the World’s Largest Soup Kettle, the Toilet Bowl Parade, and the world’s only upside-down White House. This book offers fascinating and little-known historical tidbits and answers burning questions such as Where was Liberace born? What is a hodag, and how do you catch one? Who invented the hamburger? and Will a Polka Hall of Fame ever be built? This is the real guide to Wisconsin, birthplace of the snowmobile, the typewriter, and the ice cream sundae. The address, phone number, hours, cost, directions, and website of each oddity accompany its description.
... 1994) Fred Smith's Concrete Park: The Art ofFred Smith by Lisa Stone and Iim ... 2007) Sculptureville: Public Sculpture in Wisconsin by Anton Rajer and ...
Author: Jerome Pohlen
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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Category: Public art
Introduced in the United States as a new material for statuary in the mid-nineteenth century, zinc has properties that allowed replication at low cost. It was used to produce modestly priced serial sculpture displayed throughout the nation on fountains, public monuments, and war memorials. Imitative finishes created the illusion of more costly bronze, stone, or polychrome wood. This first comprehensive overview of American zinc sculpture is interdisciplinary, engaging aspects of art history, popular culture, local history, technology, and art conservation. Included is a generously illustrated catalogue presenting more than eight hundred statues organized by type: trade figures and Indians, gods and goddesses, fountain figures, animals, famous men, military figures, firemen, cemetery memorials, and religous subjects. The compilation of data on these statues will be valuable to scholars, filling the current void in research libraries. The author's experience as a conservator will also make the an essential resource for historic preservationists seeking to repair statues now damaged by years of outdoor exposure. This book has 555 illustrations, 354 of which are in color. Carol Grissom is Senior Objects Conservator at the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute.
Conservation Solutions, Inc., Washington, DC Rajer, Anton, and Christine Style. Public Sculpture in Wisconsin. Madison: Save Outdoor Sculpture, Wisconsin, ...
Author: Carol A. Grissom
Publisher: Associated University Presse
With a sharp eye for the ludicrous in American society and an abiding sense of humor, Wisconsin artist Ray Gloeckler creates images that lampoon the inflated and celebrate the everyday. This publication goes beyond the Elvehjem's (now Chazen's) 2004 exhibition to publish over 200 prints Gloeckler made from 1955 through 2004. Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Author: Chazen Museum of Art
Publisher: Chazen Museum of Art
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exhibitions Walk on Works , Madison Art Center , Madison , A. M. Sachs Gallery ,
New York , 1967 . Dilexi Gallery , San Francisco , 1965 . Wisconsin , 1970 .
Author: Oakland Museum
Category: Art, Municipal
This exciting new collection of essays by practicing artists, curators, activists, art writers, administrators, city planners, and educators offers divergent perspectives on the numerous facets of the public art process. The volume also includes a useful graphic timeline of public art history.
public art is a passion for her, having founded the in situ PORTLAND ... She holds an M.A. and B.S. in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Author: Cameron Cartiere
Public Sculpture in Wisconsin : An Atlas of Outdoor Monuments , Memorials , and
Masterpieces in the Badger State . By Anton Rajer and Christine Style . (
University of Wisconsin Press , Madison ) 25 color photographs , 560 b / w , ISBN
Category: Local history
Bogart (art history, State University of New York, Stony Brook) explores how New York's celebrated municipal sculptures were supported, who created them, and why the majority of significant pieces were sponsored and produced between 1890 and 1920. Accounts of the most significant commissions (including NYPL) examine the institutional structure and organizational framework of public art patronage and production and document the complicated maneuvering for commissions. Illustrated with bandw photos. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
1 , 28 ; William E . Schmidt , “ After Auspicious Beginnings , Public Art Finds Itself
at Odds with the Public , ” New York ... ( Madison : University of Wisconsin Press ,
1967 ) ; Michael T . Richman , Daniel Chester French : An American Sculptor ...
Author: Michele Helene Bogart
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press
A Companion to Public Art is the only scholarly volume to examine the main issues, theories, and practices of public art on a comprehensive scale. Edited by two distinguished scholars with contributions from art historians, critics, curators, and art administrators, as well as artists themselves Includes 19 essays in four sections: tradition, site, audience, and critical frameworks Covers important topics in the field, including valorizing victims, public art in urban landscapes and on university campuses, the role of digital technologies, jury selection committees, and the intersection of public art and mass media Contains “artist’s philosophy” essays, which address larger questions about an artist’s body of work and the field of public art, by Julian Bonder, eteam (Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht), John Craig Freeman, Antony Gormley, Suzanne Lacy, Caleb Neelon, Tatzu Nishi, Greg Sholette, and Alan Sonfist.
The continuing integration of cyberspace into our public spaces will encounter similar ... not to mention Wisconsin's alarming pivot toward conservative, ...
Author: Cher Krause Knight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Do you like to go treasure hunting in obvious or out of the way places? Do you like to view fine art in galleries large and small? This book will give you directions to New Mexico's amazing New Deal treasures and to buildings and bridges, murals and sculptures, paintings and people who made them. They are not necessarily in the most obvious places, and yet many are in places that one routinely visits. They have been patiently waiting in our cities, our villages, our parks, rarely witnessed as being "treasures." They were constructed perhaps even by your own artistic ancestors. This book is full of clues. Go sleuthing! Growing up in Portales, New Mexico, Kathryn Akers Flynn lived in an area with a New Deal courthouse, a New Deal post office, and New Deal schools. She worked at the local swimming pool and partied in the city park, both built during the Depression era. In high school she was a cheerleader on 1930s football fields for onlookers in Work Progress Administration bleachers and camped out at a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps created park and lake. She never knew any of these structures were fashioned by the New Deal, nor did she notice the New Deal treasures in Salt Lake City while at the University of Utah where she received her Bachelor's Degree or the New Deal structures in Carbondale, Illinois where she earned her Master's Degree at Southern Illinois University. Returning to New Mexico, she had a career in the state health and mental health administration that included directorship of Carrie Tingley Hospital, a New Deal facility with many public art treasures. It wasn't until she became Deputy Secretary of State of New Mexico that she realized what was around her. As a result she went on to edit three editions of the "New Mexico Blue Book" featuring information about New Deal creations all over the state. This book presents the history and whereabouts of many such treasures found since compiling an earlier book, "Treasures on New Mexico Trails," and another that focuses on New Deal programs nationwide, "The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration." She also assisted with the compilation of "A More Abundant Life, New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico" by Jacqueline Hoefer, also from Sunstone Press and an apt companion for "Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico." She was instrumental in creating the National New Deal Preservation Association, and now serves as Executive Director.
He also executed sculptural reliefs on two post oflices in Wisconsin. Once settled in Santa Fe, he continued his art work and restored an old adobe house ...
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Folk art is as varied as it is indicative of person and place, informed by innovation and grounded in cultural context. The variety and versatility of 300 American folk artists is captured in this collection of informative and thoroughly engaging essays. * 300 essays on folk artists from all over the United States, organized alphabetically within geographical region * Introductory essays for each of the five regional sections * Numerous photographs of the works of many artists profiled * A glossary of over 100 terms, such as "quirts" and "whirlygigs" * A list of museums and galleries by region and a list of artists by media * An extensive bibliography including works from the fields of folklore, art history, and art criticism, as well as catalogs from major museum and gallery exhibitions
During the summers, the family hosted an ice-cream social for the public. Wisconsin's Rural Art Committee, which encouraged the exhibition of rural artists, ...
Author: Kristin G. Congdon
The Wisconsin Arts Foundation and Council with a membership of artists ... stimulate wider public interest and appreciation for art throughout Wisconsin .
A Guide to the Badger State Writers' Program (Wis.) ... is creating murals, easel paintings, and sculpture allocated to Wisconsin public institutions.
Publisher: US History Publishers
The projects are best known now for the murals that were created for public buildings . The Public Works Art Project ( PWAP ) was instituted to employ ...
Author: Andrew Stevens
Publisher: Chazen Museum of Art
This fascinating, well-researched guidebook describes for the first time in print the full gamut of museums, zoos, and botanical gardens in Wisconsin and the broad spectrum of cultural artifacts and natural history collections in the state. It invites everyone to enjoy a rich variety of sites, from the famous Milwaukee Art Museum to the smallest local historical society. The book: · includes more than 400 art museums, historical museums and societies, zoos and nature centers, botanical gardens, house museums and historic buildings, heritage farms, spiritual sites, sculpture parks, halls of fame, and other unique sites · is organized in four geographic regions, with maps indicating cities where sites are found. · offers for each site the street address, contact numbers, hours of operation, admission fees, collection highlights, and a witty, informative description · includes several indexes to help visitors find their own areas of interest. Museums, zoos or botanical gardens are found throughout Wisconsin, in almost every county. These are assets of cultural and natural history preserved for the public’s educational and recreational use. With such a variety of places to visit, travelers can easily plan destinations for an extended vacation or short one-day trips.
Museums, zoos or botanical gardens are found throughout Wisconsin, in almost every county. These are assets of cultural and natural history preserved for the public’s educational and recreational use.
Author: Anton Rajer
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press