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Title :

Victor Pasmore's Peterlee pavilion and the 'publicness' of public sculpture

Author :
USHERWOOD, Paul ;
Publication year :
2002
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Almost since its completion in 1970 as the centerpiece of an innovative program of housing and roads, Pasmore's two-storey, concrete building/sculpture in Peterlee New Town has been the subject of intense debate. It has a number of distinct publics: the fine-art community, architects and architectural historians, and those living near the pavilion who dislike the materials used, the Pavilion's style, and the graffiti and anti-social behaviour it allegedly encourages. Argues that the kind of program of restoration and protection recently proposed by a 'preservationist' public would create a fundamentally altered monument to its former self. Demolition of the graffiti-covered ruin could provide a positive solution in ensuring an ongoing debate about the work, and about public art in general. ;
Pagination/Size :
4 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5306A - 1945- ; Architecture ; 530-VI - 1945- ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Art public ; Critique architecturale ; Esthétique ; Graffiti ; Grande-Bretagne ; Pasmore, Victor, 1908-1998 ; Peterlee (GBR), Apollo Pavilion ; Public ; Réception ; Sculpture ; Vandalisme ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Aesthetics ; Architectural criticism ; Architecture ; Graffiti ; Great Britain ; Pasmore, Victor, 1908-1998 ; Peterlee (GBR), Apollo Pavilion ; Public ; Public art ; Reception ; Sculpture ; Vandalism ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Sculpture journal, 2002, 8
INIST identifier :
24904209 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 1366-2724 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;