online library

Discover contemporary public art and its current developments throughout the world. offers a permanently accessible online documentation service for University Libraries and Centers for Educational Documentation, as well as to professionals in charge of visual arts programs and, more specifically, of public art commissions. Our online library provides access to the largest up-to-date resource of information on contemporary public art and its current developments throughout the world.

An Essential Source of Information
The online library focuses on the role of art in urban projects. Recent creations and works in progress are organized by category and illustrated with examples from around the world, with an emphasis on the principal cities of Europe.
The artwork is presented and analyzed within its context (public areas, urban architecture, landscape) and organized by location or by type of project or program, in order to highlight the nature of the commission. Reports that focus on a theme (waterwork, lightwork, commemorative monuments, stained glass windows, roundabouts, fountains, bridges, public squares ?) are conceived of as a sampling of the most representative works. All reports are prepared in close collaboration with those responsible for the commissions and those directly involved.
This selective documentation includes 500 significant works of public art and 1000 color photo illustrations.

An active, evolving online library
Our online library is expanding with the addition of new reports, and information provided in already existing reports is updated and enriched. Updates can take many forms. For example, in the case of a report on a project in progress, it is possible to add new works of art as they are completed, and to replace photos of preliminary models with photos of the corresponding definitive works. Links and contacts (URL and emails addresses) are added within the reports.

The service is accessible through annual membership at the rate of 180 Euros.
Members receive unlimited online access, valid for the entire subscription period.

To find out more about the online library, please visit our website: (membership form or online library).
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