Art & the Human Form in Our Modern Streetscape
Released: June 25, 2009.
James Howard Kunstler takes a look at various types of public artwork on display in Troy NY, a small American city. Kunstler notes that many public murals in America attempt to put a human face in places where people are noticeably absent. He notices that 20th century commercial advertisements painted on building exteriors exhibit more skill than most 21st century “art.” He analyzes a painted steel, corporate sculpture that adorns the public face of glass box corporate building. He also discusses the role that formal statues play in adorning public squares.
(23 MB | 24:35 mins.)
Photographs Discussed on this Episode
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“Charlie Chaplin”, Up Your Alley, Troy, NY
“Marilyn Monroe”, Up Your Alley, Troy NY.
20th Century Commercial Ad, Troy NY
Corporate Art, Troy, NY
Vietnam Memorial, Troy, NY
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