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Relief for Bowery Bay sewage disposal plan, New York
Relief for Bowery Bay sewage disposal plan, New York
Resource Typeimage
TitleRelief for Bowery Bay sewage disposal plan, New York
Coverage / Yearc. 1935 to 1939
DescriptionSculptural relief
InterpretationThe Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project made a great effort to unite the distinct, but related, arts of sculpture and architecture. Sculpture created for the Project was designed to harmonize with architectural plans and to stimulate a larger demand for sculpture in public buildings. Many friezes, plaques, and figures were installed in schools, colleges, libraries, government housing units, and other public buildings. Much of the sculpture was designed (as in this example) to fit specific locations. For more information on the WPA/FAP see image: Holger Cahill.
Lesson Plans / ThemesUnderstanding civilizations through art;
Learning Standards16 History; 25-27 Fine Arts;
Author or CreatorStea, Cesare [artist]
SourceArt for the Millions: Essays from the 1930s by Artists and Administrators of the WPA Federal Art Project edited by Francis V. O'Connor, ISBN 0-812-0439-4, 317 p., 1973 (p.82)
Subject / KeywordsUnited States. Works Progress Administration; Federal Arts Project; Federal aid to the arts--United States; WPA; Sculpture
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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