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Author Miller, Kristine F.

Title Designs on the public : the private lives of New York's public spaces / Kristine F. Miller.

Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 180 pages) : illustrations, map
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-168) and index.
Contents Public space as public sphere : the front steps of New York's City Hall -- Art or lunch? redesigning a public for Federal Plaza -- Condemning the public in the new Times Square -- Bamboozled? access, ownership, and the IBM Atrium -- Targeted publics and Sony Plaza -- Trump Tower and the aesthetics of largesse -- Epilogue : after 9/11.
Summary Kristine F. Miller delves into six of New York's public spaces, including Times Square, Trump Tower, and Sony Plaza, to trace how design influences their complicated existence. Design is, in Miller's view, complicit in regulation of public spaces in New York City to exclude undesirables and privilege commercial interests, and in this work she shows how design can reactivate public space and public life.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Public spaces -- New York (State) -- New York.
Architecture and society -- New York (State) -- New York.
Land use, Urban -- New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Miller, Kristine F. Designs on the public. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2007 9780816649099 081664909X (DLC) 2007023709 (OCoLC)144547910
ISBN 9780816653768 (electronic bk.)
0816653763 (electronic bk.)
9780816649099 (hc ; alk. paper)
081664909X (hc ; alk. paper)
9780816649105 (pb ; alk. paper)
0816649103 (pb ; alk. paper)