Walking tour guidebooks

Dolkart, A. & Gill, B. (1994). Guide to New York City landmarks. New York: The Preservation Press.

Gayle, M. & Cohen, M. (1988). The Art Commission and The Municipal Art Society guide to Manhattan's outdoor sculpture. New York: Prentice Hall Press.

Masello, D. (1999). New York's 50 best: art in public places. New York: City & Company.

Sharp, L & Kiehl, D. W. (1974). New York City public sculpture by 19th-century American artists. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Books that discuss themes in public art

Bogart, M. (1989). Public sculpture and the civic ideal in New York City, 1890-1930. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Finkelpearl, T. (2000). Dialogues in Public Art. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Fleming, R. L. & Tscharner, R. (1987). PlaceMakers: creating public art that tells you where you are. Boston: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers.

Lacy, S., ed. (1995). Mapping the terrain: new genre public art. Seattle, WA: Bay Press.

Reynolds, D. M. (1988). Monuments and masterpieces: Histories and views of public sculpture in New York City. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.


Books about public art and education

Adams, E. & Ward, C. (1982). Art and the built environment: a teacher's approach. Essex, England: published for the Schools Council by Longman.


Journals about public art

Public Art Review.


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