112 pages
    6 1/2 x 8 inches
    ISBN 1-890449-14-8

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"By embedding the work of creative artists in the city's physical landscape and bringing lively performances of theatre, music and dance to its neighborhoods, Public Art in Los Angeles has made the arts a part of the daily lives of all Angelenos."
—Joel Wachs, President, Andy Warhol Foundation

"Art interrupts the mundane."
—John Outterbridge, Artist

"Finding a poem on a bus is like a gift. It makes people realize they are not alone."
—Roni Walter, Metro Bus customer

Los Angeles is the home of the largest public art program in the country. The City's commitment to the arts was affirmed by landmark ordinances in 1989 that defined the meaning of public art and created a way to encourage the creation of art throughout the community that is unparalleled in its scope and quality.

A Guide to Public Art in Los Angeles invites its readers to discover the hundreds of public works of art some awe-inspiring, some poignant, and some controversial by both famous and lesser-known artists. Enhanced with neighborhood maps and beautifully reproduced color images by photographer Dennis Keeley, this book reveals the magic of the outdoor museum that is the city of Los Angeles.