Selected with broad relevance to public art and artists, with publication details.

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    Building Material 19  thumbnail
    by The Architectural Association of Ireland

    Building Material is the journal of the Architectural Association of Ireland. The theme of Building Material 19 is Art & Architecture. It features writing by Grace Weir, Dara McGrath, Matthew Beattie and Eamon O'Kane; works by Co...

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    Home: Creating a Contemporary Memorial  thumbnail
    by Fire Station Artists' Studios

    This book traces the histories and counter histories of the memorial, and explores the development of the anti-memorial as a new form of art practice. An in-depth investigation of the memorial, Home, made in Inner City Dublin provides a con...

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    Public Arena  thumbnail
    by Bik Van der Pol

    In 2007 Bik van der Pol noticed a half finished site in Tallght, South Dublin. A nice green pitch, a half built concrete stand, with fences all around. Nothing seemed to happen there, even though it was located in the very heart of Tallaght, where...

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    Trans-Local-Act; cultural practices within and across thumbnail
    by Rhyzom (

    This book brings together a series of reflections and practices around issues of local and trans-local cultural production within different contexts in Europe, prompted through the agency of a collaborative and networked project: Rhyzom. 

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    Celestial Salt thumbnail
    by The Good Hatchery. Compiled and produced by Carl Giffney and Ruth E Lyons. Featuring work by artists: Mark Clare; Alex Conway; Anita Delaney & Doreen Kennedy; Barbara Knezevic and Ben Mullen

    Celestial Salt is a visual art project that saw six artists bring an artwork that was originally created and exhibited in an art context to the rural environment surrounding The Good Hatchery in December 2009. This publication contains document...

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    Breaking Ground 2001 – 2009 thumbnail

    A full colour, A5, 200 page paperback book, mapping the work of Breaking Ground – the Ballymun Regeneration per cent for art scheme.

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    Local Authority thumbnail
    by Daniel Jewesbury & Valerie Connor (Eds)

    A new book featuring European perspectives on commissioning public art. Research for the essays began at the Commissions+International Symposium on Public Art organised by Fingal County Council. 

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    Planting a Seed thumbnail
    by Augustine O'Donoghue and Carol Anne Connolly
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    Fireside Conversations  thumbnail
    by Fire Station Artists' Studios

    Fireside Conversations is a response to a series of talks hosted by the Fire Station Artists' Studios that explored key facets of their work in the areas of collaborative and socially engaged arts practice, studio provision and arts and dis...

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    The Poetics of Space thumbnail
    by Gaston Bachelard

    Published in English in the 1960s, this text focuses on how we experience intimate places, and how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories and dreams.

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    House Projects thumbnail
    by Aideen Barry, David Beattie, Mary Cremin, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Deirdre Morrissey, Gavin Murphy & Sonia Shiel

    House Projects was a series of seven exhibitions spanning five months over four cities, three countries, and two continents; with the participation of seven coordinators/curators, forty-nine artists and eight writers. Self initiated by prac...

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    IMAN thumbnail
    by Noel Bowler

    Noel Bowler was commissioned by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in 2008 to undertake a year-long residency as part of the Place & Identity Per Cent for Art Programme. He undertook an extensive body of photographic work in the Isl...

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    Lebensreform in Leitrim thumbnail
    by Sarah Browne

    The Lebensreform [life reform] in the title of this book is a tenuous link to a previous century and a collection of ideals and aspirations that still hold purchase. In a striking split of right wing/ left wing political affiliations, the life ref...

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    The Umbrella Project  thumbnail
    by Rhona Byrne

    The Umbrella Project publication by artist Rhona Byrne documents an event on 11.03.06 where the public were invited to participate in a series of  walking tours ; Urban Wildlife/ Historical/ Architectural Heritage/ Docklands/ Multicult...

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    Artist in the Community Scheme: Four Essays thumbnail
    by Rhona Byrne, Susan Gogan, Declan Gorman & Ríonach Ní Néill

    The book highlights the working process of the artists Susan Gogan, Declan Gorman, Ríonach Ní Néill and Rhona Byrne in the projects they undertook in collaboration with a range of communities, including members of Macra Na Feirme; Ballymun Pige...

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    The Practice of Public Art thumbnail
    by Cameron Cartiere(Ed) & Shelly Willis(Ed)

    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...

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    Moving Dublin  thumbnail
    by Anne Cleary & Denis Connolly

    A million everyday journeys course through the veins of Dublin, giving it life (or poisoning it?). These journeys range in scale and rhythm from the incessant and anonymous flow of motorway traffic, through the familiar trundling of a local bus jo...

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    Audio Culture thumbnail
    by Christopher Cox

    The groundbreaking Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum; September 2004; paperback original) maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today. Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, Audio Culture traces th...

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    After the End of Art thumbnail
    by Arthur C Danto

    Over a decade ago, Arthur Danto announced that art ended in the sixties. Ever since this declaration, he has been at the forefront of a radical critique of the nature of art in our time. After the End of Art presents Danto's first full-scale refor...

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    Inside Outside thumbnail
    by Catherine Delaney

    Inside-Outside is a public art collaborative project by artist Catherine Delaney for Wicklow County Council's Per Cent For Art Programme for 2007-2008. An ephemeral based site specific project in collaboration with six members of the commun...

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    Arcadia Amongst the Ruins thumbnail
    by Andrew Dodds

    In autumn 2008, Andrew Dodds worked with Jenni Roche, an ecologist from Trinity College Dublin, to document and produce a forensic biodiversity survey of the vegetation at two brownfield sites in Manorhamilton, County Leitrim. The project, Arcadia...

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    From Studio to Situation thumbnail
    by Claire Doherty

    This book, edited by Claire Doherty and published by Black Dog Publishing, describes the shift in focus that has taken place in much contemporary art practice in the last decade. From the notion of relational aesthetics to the concerns of site-spe...

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    Situation thumbnail
    by Claire Doherty

    Situation-a unique set of conditions produced in both space and time and ranging across material, social, political, and economic relations-has become a key concept in twenty-first-century art. Rooted in artistic practices of the 1960s and 1970s, ...

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    Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now) thumbnail
    by Claire Doherty (e.d) 2014

    A dynamic survey that brings together more than 40 of the most dynamic new forms of public art to have emerged in the past decade.

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    The Nurses' Home thumbnail
    by Michael Durand

    The Nurses' Home is a photographic documentary of the Mater College of Nursing, which was built in 1954. The buildings primary function was as living quarters and lecture rooms for Mater Hospital nurses during their training. The work was m...

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    Dialogues in Public Art thumbnail
    by Tom Finkelpearl

    By the 1990s, public art had evolved far beyond the lonely monument on an open plaza. Now public artists might design the entire plaza, create an event to alter the social dynamics of an urban environment, or help to reconstruct a neighbourhood. <...

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    Unmonumental thumbnail
    by Massimiliano Gioni, Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman & Trevor Smith

    In a world falling to pieces, a new breed of art objects is capturing its fractured allure in three dimensions. Unmonumental features recent work by thirty contemporary sculptors at the vanguard of their craft, selected by one of contempora...

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    The Ethical Function of Architecture thumbnail
    by Karsten Harries

    Can architecture help us find our place and way in today's complex world? Can it return individuals to a whole, to a world, to a community? Developing Giedion's claim that contemporary architecture's main task is to interpret a way of life valid f...

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    Art & the Public Sphere thumbnail
    by Mel Jordan (Ed), Dave Beech (Ed), Andy Hewitt (Ed), Gillian Whiteley (Ed) & Paul O'Neill (Ed)

    Art & the Public Sphere provides a new platform for academics, artists, curators, art historians and theorists whose working practices are broadly concerned with contemporary art’s relation to the public sphere. The journal present...

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    Conversation Pieces: community and communication in modern art thumbnail
    by Grant Kester

    Some of the most innovative art of the past decade has been created far outside conventional galleries and museums. In a parking garage in Oakland, California; on a pleasure boat on the Lake of Zurich in Switzerland; at a public market in Chiang M...

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    One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity thumbnail
    by Miwon Kwon

    Site-specific art emerged in the late 1960s in reaction to the growing commodification of art and the prevailing ideals of art's autonomy and universality. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as site-specific art intersected with land art, process art...

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    Mapping the Terrain thumbnail
    by Suzanne Lacey

    In this anthology of twelve essays, editor Suzanne Lacy and eleven eminent artists, curators, and critics forge a critical framework for understanding and interpreting the new public art that has emerged over the last two decades. Mapping the Terr...

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    The Soft Edge thumbnail
    by Aileen Lambert

    The Soft Edge is the title of a public art project by artist Aileen Lambert, commissioned by Wexford County Council which centred on the townsland of Creagh, on the edge of Gorey town, Co. Wexford.

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    En Route thumbnail
    by Aileen Lambert

    This publication documents a project which involved exploring old routes in the Bekan, Ballindine and Tulrahan areas in County Mayo. It features photos of sites and documentation of guided tours which were undertaken as part of the project. Short ...

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    By the Way thumbnail
    by Ann Lane

    This book is a register of 760 pieces of public art with photos, captions containing titles, artists’ names, locations, and symbolism where relevant. The public art works are presented alphabetically, by province, county and town or vill...

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    Object to be Destroyed thumbnail
    by Pamela M Lee

    Although highly regarded during his short life and honored by artists and architects today, the American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-78) has been largely ignored within the history of art. Matta-Clark is best remembered for site-specific proje...

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    Yesterday's Papers  thumbnail
    by Sean Lynch

    Yesterday's Papers is a publication compiled and edited by Sean Lynch. It presents an overview of newspaper coverage of art and artists in Ireland in the last fifty years, with photographs and articles drawn from national dailies and a sele...

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    Staircase Poems thumbnail
    by Alice Lyons

    A collection of poems written as a year-long public art project for The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim in 2005-2006. The poems were installed on the main staircase of The Dock and in some cases on the surrounding walls of the main hall. <...

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    RIVERwork(s) thumbnail
    by Christine Mackey

    RIVERwork(s) is a reflection of three related activities that engaged with a specific landscape and an eclectic range of individuals both living and dead. Contributions include: Dermot Healy - writer, Bryonie Reed - Researcher in Cultural G...

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    Trade-Off PLANTERS thumbnail
    by Christine Mackey

    This publication completes the art-project Aggressive Localism and Trade-Off, launched in 2008 at the Dock Art Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim as part of AFTER - responding to a changed landscape.

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    Cherry Orchard thumbnail
    by Janet Mullarney

    Cherry Orchard (Gropina Revisited/ beasts boats and things) is an artists' book published, 2009 as part of Per Cent for Art Scheme commission for Cherry Orchard National School, Dublin, by artist Janet Mullarney  and funded by the Depa...

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    Two Souls in One Breast thumbnail
    by Theresa Nanigian

    Two Souls in One Breast was produced in 2009, as part of a commission with Wicklow County Council and funded under Per Cent for Art Scheme.

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    Hotel Ballymun thumbnail
    by Seamus Nolan

    From 31st March to the 27th of April 2007 the top floor of the Clarke Tower, one of the last remaining tower blocks in Ballymun, opened its doors to the public in the form of a unique short stay hotel. Artist Seamus Nolan was commissioned by Break...

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    Oatfield - Temperance thumbnail
    by Abigail O'Brien

    "The remarkable series of photographs that Abigail O'Brien produced at the Oatfield Sweet Factory at Letterkenny in County Donegal can be read on many levels. The most prosaic interpretation would focus on the documentary nature of these work...

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    Curating and the Educational Turn thumbnail
    by Paul O'Neill (Ed) & Mick Wilson (Ed)

    In recent years there has been increased debate on the incorporation of pedagogy into curatorial practice—on what has been termed "the educational turn" ("turn" in the sense of a paradigmatic reorientation, within the arts). ...

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    Interviews Volume 1 thumbnail
    by Hans Ulrich Obrist

    It is not an exaggeration to write that Hans-Ulrich Obrist is everywhere, has curated everything and has interviewed everyone. If "peripatetic" is the word most overused to describe him, it is not inappropriate. The Swiss-born, everywher...

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    Urban Public Space: Facing the Challenges of Mobility and Aestheticization  thumbnail
    by Oleg Pachenkov

    Urban public space continues to be the focus of debate regarding its conceptualization and how it is designed, (re)produced and managed. Nowadays public spaces are facing new challenges conceptually and practically. This book focuses on two of the...

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    The Soundscape thumbnail
    by R Murray Schafer

    Schafer contends that we suffer from an overabundance of acoustic information and explores ways to restore our ability to hear the nuances of sounds around us. This book is a pioneering exploration of our acoustic environment, past and present, an...

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    Critical Issues in Public Art: Content, Context and Controversy thumbnail
    by Harriet F. Senie & Sally Webster

    In this anthology, twenty-two artists, architects, historians, critics, curators, and philosophers explore the role of public art in creating a national identity, contending that each work can only be understood by analysing the context in which i...

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    Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics thumbnail
    by Rebecca Solnit

    These provocative essays by National Book Critics Circle award-winner Solnit (Wanderlust, etc.), mostly published in magazines like the London Review of Books and Sierra and in books by other authors over the past seven years, attempts to understa...

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    Collectivism After Modernism thumbnail
    by Blake Stimson & Gregory Sholette

    Analysing collective artistic practice from the Cold War to the global present.
    The desire to speak in a collective voice has long fueled social imagination and artistic production. Prior to the Second World War, artists understood collectiv...

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    Rurality Re-imagined: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers and Wild Things thumbnail
    by Ben Stringer

    Rurality Re-imagined should be of interest to anyone concerned with how rural space and society is portrayed in our highly urban-centric times. It should therefore also concern those interested in narratives of urbanisation and globalisation. Mult...

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    The STEPS thumbnail
    by Sean Taylor

    In September 2008 artist Sean Taylor began working with a Step Aerobic class at the University of Limerick Sports Arena to develop and choreograph a unique physical choral/aerobic dance based sound art work. The STEPS was a commission for the Univ...

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    The Architectural Uncanny thumbnail
    by Anthony Vidler

    The Architectural Uncanny presents an engaging and original series of meditations on issues and figures that are at the heart of the most pressing debates surrounding architecture today. Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and project...

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    Public Artopia: Art in Public Space in Question thumbnail
    by Martin Zebracki

    Public art has been a burgeoning phenomenon across cities in the Western world since the late 1940s. This book provides further insight into the interrelationships between artwork, public space and beholder.




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