Before City Unification: School Design and Decoration in the Early Years
Dawn of a New Century: C. B. J. Snyder, Master Builder and Art Patron
Beautifying Schools in the Progressive Era
The New Deal Comes to Public Schools
Modernism: Redefining Schools in the Post-World War II Years
The Civil Rights Era and Beyond
Reshaping Schools: Improved Design and Percent for Art
Into the Twenty-first Century
Michele Cohen is director for the Public Art for Public
Schools program of the New York City School Construction Authority.
She holds a Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center, City
University of New York, and is the co-author with Margot Gayle of
The Art Commission and the Municipal Art Society Guide to
Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture.
Stan Ries is an architectural photographer based in New York.
Michael R. Bloomberg is mayor of the City of New York.
"There is an extraordinary treasury of artwork, more than a
century's worth, within the walls of city schools. But because it
is scattered through all boroughs, in buildings not typically open
to the public, there has been no way until now to appreciate the
breadth of the collection or the depth of it."
-The New York Times
"In this book Michele Cohen takes a thoughtful and critical look at the exceptional history of public art in the city's public schools and reminds us how art shapes the minds and values of our children every day."
-Michael R. Bloomberg
"Broad in scope and relevance . . . The book strikes a pleasing balance between text and image . . . Cohen effectively summarizes a large, complex, and fascinating story."
-Public Art Review