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: Few topics in the visual arts in recent years have created such controversy as the debate surrounding the significance and potential of public art. In this massive book-the first of its kind-over 50 authors take a critical look at this theme: the result is a fascinating compendium of opinions and statements, experiences and reports. The wide-ranging material by curators, art historians, and artists, including Vito Acconci, Daniel Buren, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Jenny Holzer, Rebecca Horn, Ilya Kabakov, Kasper Konig, Joseph Kosuth, Richard Serra, Harald Szeemann, Lawrence Weiner, and many more, is divided into sections entitled Art and the City, Art and Archtecture, Art and History, Art and Society, and Art and the Public. At over 600 pages with over 250 illustrations, Public Art presents an unprecedented abundance of both written and visual information on a vital topic in contemporary art.