Art and the urban plaza: from landscape to environment

Fazakerley, R 2012, 'Art and the urban plaza: from landscape to environment', in Andrea Gaynor, Elizabeth Gralton, Jenny Gregory, Sarah McQuade (ed.) Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference Urban Transformations: Booms, Busts and Other Catastrophes, Perth, Australia, February 5 - 8, 2012.


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Title Art and the urban plaza: from landscape to environment
Author(s) Fazakerley, R
Year 2012
Conference name 11th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference
Conference location Perth, Australia
Conference dates February 5 - 8, 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference Urban Transformations: Booms, Busts and Other Catastrophes
Editor(s) Andrea Gaynor, Elizabeth Gralton, Jenny Gregory, Sarah McQuade
Publisher University of Western Australia
Place of publication Perth, Australia
Abstract The design of the Adelaide Festival Centre Southern Plaza (1973-1977) was conceived as an environment, neither sculpture nor architecture but the integration of art, architecture, and surroundings. This example offers some insights into shifting and situated understandings of the term environment, and its impact on relationships between art and urban design in the creation of Australian urban spaces. Throughout the environmental revolution of the 1960s and 70s, a conjunction of concepts and technologies around the term environment can be seen across diverse fields - associated in the visual and new media arts with the emergence of practices of environmental, integrated and site specific art.
Subjects Architectural Design
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Urban Design
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ISBN 9781740522465
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