Public Art in Vancouver: Angels Among Lions

March 31, 2009|
Public Art in Vancouver: Angels Among Lions by John Steil
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Featuring more than 500 public art installations, this is the essential guide for anyone interested in Vancouver, its people and its artists.

The character of a city is revealed by its public art—what it collectively places on its streets and walls and in its public spaces. As a city known internationally for its breathtaking cityscapes and mountain backdrop, Vancouver has much to offer visually including the diverse and thriving public art found in the city''s neighbourhoods. Public Art in Vancouver: Angels Among Lions is the first comprehensive guidebook that explores Vancouver through the eyes of public art.

Engaging colour photos and detailed descriptions that focus on the historical and cultural context of each art piece, its place in modern art and the artist who created it allow for a greater understanding of these urban treasures. Easy-to follow maps take readers to communities and destinations such as False Creek, Chinatown, the West End, Downtown North and South, East Vancouver, Van- Dusen Botanical Garden, Stanley Park and the University of British Columbia. Tour the better known and the hidden art installations that are made from every possible medium and include monuments, paintings, murals, tapestries, figures, First Nations art, relics, busts, fountains, gateways, mosaics, sculptures and reliefs.

John Steil was raised in Edmonton and moved to Vancouver in 1992. He is a community planning consultant for a major Canadian consulting firm and has had numerous articles published in Albertan and Canadian planning journals. John is also a Vancouver visual artist, and works from his studio where Chinatown, Gastown and the Port meet. Pl...
Title:Public Art in Vancouver: Angels Among Lions
Product dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.34 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.34 in
Published:March 31, 2009
Publisher:TouchWood Editions
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894898799

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