Public art New York

Jean Phifer

Book - 2009

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New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton c2009.
1st ed
Physical Description
288 p. : col. ill., maps ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 284) and index.
Main Author
Jean Phifer (-)
Other Authors
Francis Dzikowski (-)
  • Lower Manhattan
  • Soho to Lower Midtown
  • Midtown Manhattan
  • Upper West Side
  • Central Park
  • Upper East Side
  • Upper Manhattan
  • The Bronx
  • Queens
  • Brooklyn
  • Staten Island.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Phifer (environmental design, New York U.), an architect who served on the Art Commission of the City of New York, takes readers on a tour of 242 works of public art in all five boroughs of New York City, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square advertising to the 9/11 memorial. Organized by neighborhood, traditional and contemporary works such as outdoor sculptures, murals, art in lobbies accessible to the public, public plazas and landscapes, and artistic sidewalks and lighting are included, all of which are free to view. Along with descriptions and locations, color photos of the pieces by architectural photographer Dzikowski are provided, as are maps. Art in public schools, subways, and temporary sculptures are excluded. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A tour of the best permanent public art in all five boroughs of New York City.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

From outdoor sculpture in public plazas and landscapes to murals and works of art in lobbies accessible to the public, this book focuses on how exemplary works of public art enrich urban public space. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society, Public Art New York is organized by neighborhood, with maps suitable for walking tours.