A Selected Bibliography of Works on Public Art in Los Angeles


Below is a selected bibliography of articles and books covering murals, graffiti, sculpture, and public art issues in Los Angeles. The first section lists materials in the Libraries at the University of Southern California; the second section lists resources on public art not held in the U.S.C. Libraries.



Selected Bibliography of Materials
in the U.S.C. Libraries


GRAFFITI PUBLIC ART
MURALS SCULPTURE




Graffiti

Cesaretti, Gusmano. Street writers: a guided tour of Chicano graffiti. Los Angeles: Acrobat Books, 1975.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Locked Stacks, GT3913.C22L673

Hornish, Mark Edward. Belmont Tunnel: ethnography of an empty lot. USC Masters in Anthropology Thesis, 1993.
Doheny - Theses/Dissertations (request at Desk), An '93 H816

Haley, Lindsey. Youth in the crossfire: graffiti hysteria, urban realities, SPARC. Public Art Review, 6 (Spr/Summ '95 ): 29.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1989 - present

Jankins, Chaka. As the sun sets, we rise: the life and times of a graffiti artist. Public Art Review, 6, 2 (Spring-Summer 1995): 33-35
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1989 - present

Kim, Sojin. Chicano graffiti and murals: the neighborhood art of Peter Quezada. Jackson: University of Mississippi, 1995.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Book Stacks, ND237.Q44K54 1995

Kuramitsu, Krissy. Notes from the other side: a dialogue in the SPARC Gallery, Los Angeles. Public Art Review, 6 (Spr/Summ '95 ): 27-9.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1989 - present.

La Brecque, Eric. L.A. aftermath. Print (New York, N.Y.), 47 (S/O '93 ): 17-27+.
Special Collections - Rare Books, 655.05.P957, 1958 - present
Subject: Graffiti: grassroots graphic response to the Los Angeles riots. Conal, Robbie; McNeilly, Mike; Lopez, Lalo; Kaufman, Seth; Maleski, Stash; Greenberg, David.

Lewis, Joe. Mural SPARCs censorship debate. Art in America, 83 (Ja '95 ): 29.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1941 - present
Leavey - Periodical Stacks, 1994 - present

Looking high and low: art and cultural identity. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1995.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Book Stacks, NX180.S6L66 1995.
Includes an essay by Liza Bakewell -- Space, power, and youth culture Mexican American graffiti and Chicano murals in East Los Angeles, 1972-1978 , and an essay by Marcos Sanchez-Tranquilino -- Remappings: Los Angeles low riders.

Romotsky, Jerry. Los Angeles barrio calligraphy. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1976.
Special Collections - Rare Books, GT3913.C22L677

Zucker, M. Walls of barrio are brought to life by street gang art. Smithsonian, 9, 7 (1978): 105-111
Doheny - Book Stacks, AS30.S6, 1974 - present
Leavey - Periodical Stacks, 1994 - present




Murals

Benavidez, Max. Angel's flight. Art Issues, no.32 (March-April 1994): 17-19.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1990 - present

Benavidez, Max. Mural L. A.: the rise and fall of a popular art. Art Issues no. 37 (March-April 1995): 20-22
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1990 - present

Burnahma, Linda. Art with a Chicano accent. High Performance, 9, 3 (1986): 40-57
Doheny - Book Stacks, PN1560.H5, 1986 - present.

Clifton, Leigh Ann. Mural watch. Artweek, 23, 13 (9 April 1992): 18.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1975 - present

Cockroft, Eva Sperling (ed.) Signs from the heart: California Chicano murals. Venice, Calif.: Social and Public Art Resource Center, 1990.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Book Stacks, ND2635.C3S5 1990
Leavey - Book Stacks, ND2635.C3S5 1990

Cockcroft, Eva. Writing on the wall: Los Angeles's mural boom. New Art Examiner, 19 (N '91 ): 20-4.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1992 - present

Colman, Deborah Sokolove. Going to the Olympics: a muralist's journal. Images & Issues, 5, 1 (July-Aug, 1984): 18-19
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1981-1984

Doss, Erika. Raising community consciousness with public art: contrasting projects by Judy Baca and Andrew Leicester. American Art, 6, 1 (Winter 1992): 62-81.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1991 - present

Dunitz, Robin J. The African-American murals of Los Angeles. American Visions, 9 (D '94/Ja '95 ): 14-18.
Doheny - Book Stacks, E185.5.A55, 1986 - present.

Greenstein, M. A. A conversation with Roderick Sykes. Artweek, 23, 13 (9 April, 1992): 20-21.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1975 - present

Greenstein, M. A. A conversation with Timothy Treacy. Artweek, 23, 13 (9 April, 1992): 22-23.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1975 - present

Haley, Lindsey. Youth in the crossfire: graffiti hysteria, urban realities, SPARC. Public Art Review, 6 (Spr/Summ '95 ): 29.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1989 - present

Kahn, Douglas and Diane Neumaier, eds. Cultures in contention. Seattle: Real Comet Press, 1985.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Book Stacks, NX180.S6C86 1985
Leavey - Book Stacks, NX180.S6C86 1985

Kim, Sojin. Chicano graffiti and murals: the neighborhood art of Peter Quezada. Jackson: University of Mississippi, 1995.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Book Stacks, ND237.Q44K54 1995

Kuramitsu, Krissy. Notes from the other side: a dialogue in the SPARC Gallery, Los Angeles. Public Art Review, 6 (Spr/Summ '95 ): 27-9.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1989 - present.

Lewis, Joe. Mural SPARCs censorship debate. Art in America, 83 (Ja '95 ): 29.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1941 - present
Leavey - Periodical Stacks, 1994 - present

Looking high and low: art and cultural identity. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1995.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Book Stacks, NX180.S6L66 1995.
Includes an essay by Liza Bakewell Liza Bakewell -- Space, power, and youth culture Mexican American graffiti and Chicano murals in East Los Angeles, 1972-1978 , and an essay by Marcos Sanchez-Tranquilino -- Remappings: Los Angeles low riders.

MacAdams, Lewis. East Los Angeles streetscapers and the L.A. murals. High Performance, 9 no3 ('86 ): 46-7.
Doheny - Book Stacks, PN1560.H5, 1986 - present

Merken, Betty. Wall art: megamurals & supergraphics Philadelphia: Running Press, 1987.
Leavey - Book Stacks, ND2635.C2M47 1987

Mural conservation: saving our murals, California style. Public Art Review, 6 (Spr/Summ '95 ): 46.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1989 - present

Mural on freeway leading to the Los Angeles Coliseum. Art in America, 72 (O '84 ): 19
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1941 - present
Leavey - Periodical Stacks, 1994 - present

Rickey, C. Writing on the wall. Art in America, 69, 5 (May 1981): 54-75.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1941 - present
Leavey - Periodical Stacks, 1994 - present

Simpson, E. Chicano street murals: a sociological perspective. Journal of Popular Culture, 13, 3 (Spring 1980): 516-525.
Doheny - Book Stacks, A22.J66

Treguer, Annick. The Chicanos - muralists with a message. UNESCO Courier (April 1992): p22(3).
VKC - Periodical Stacks, 1989 - present

Urista, Arturo. Struggling for acceptance. Artweek, 25 (Jl 21 '94 ): 15.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1975 - present

Wyman, Marily. A new deal for art in Southern California: murals and sculpture under government patronage. Doctoral thesis in Fine Arts, University of Southern California, 1982. 3 vols.
Doheny - Book Stacks, Ph.D. Fi 82 W984

Yesterday and tomorrow: California women artists. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 1989.
Architecture & Fine Arts, N6530.C2Y47 1989
Includes a chapter on women mural painters.




Public Art

Chattopadhyay, Collette. Public art: recent work in downtown LA. Artweek, 25 (F 3 '94 ): 13-14.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1975 - present

Clifton, Leigh Ann. Ridin' that train. Artweek, 23 (D 3 '92 ): 25.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1975 - present
Subject: Subways - Stations: the rail art project in Los Angeles.

Converse, Elizabeth. Karen Atkinson's For the time being, a public art project [Los Angeles citywide installation]. Artweek, 26 (F '95 ): 31.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1975 - present

Dunitz, Robin J. Street Gallery. Los Angeles: RJD Enterprises, 1993.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Locked Stacks, ND2638.L67D86 1993
Boeckmann Collection - Boeckmann Center, ND2638.L67D86 1993

Ferguson, Janene Ann. The mind, heart, and soul of Los Angeles; discovering the public art of downtown through walking tours. Masters thesis in Fine Arts, University of Southern California, 1995
Doheny - Book Stacks, Fi '95 F352

Fine, Jud. Spine : an account of the Jud Fine art plan at the Maguire Gardens Central Library, Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Library Association, 1993.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Locked Stacks, P211.F56 1993
Architecture & Fine Arts - Book Stacks, P211.F56 1993

Flanagan, Barbara. The Battle of MacArthur Park. Art News, 84 (Mr '85 ): 105-6.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1921 - 1931, 1939 - present
Leavey - Periodical Stacks, 1994 - present

Hayden, Dolores. The power of place : urban landscapes as public history. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995.
Doheny - Book Stacks, F869.L857H39 1995
Leavey - Book Stacks, F869.L857H39 1995

Humphrey, Kathy. California's name: three WPA-sponsored murals by Lucille Lloyd. [Calif.]: California State Senate, Rules Committee, 1992.
Government Documents - Book Stacks, L500.R9M87

Koros, Thomas Peter. Public art in corporate downtown Los Angeles. Masters thesis in Fine Arts, University of Southern California, 1995.
Doheny - Book Stacks, Fi '95 K84.

Looking high and low: art and cultural identity. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1995.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Book Stacks, NX180.S6L66 1995.
Includes an essay by Liza Bakewell Liza Bakewell -- Space, power, and youth culture Mexican American graffiti and Chicano murals in East Los Angeles, 1972-1978 , and an essay by Marcos Sanchez-Tranquilino -- Remappings: Los Angeles low riders.

Nodal, Adolfo V. How the arts made a difference : the MacArthur Park Public Art Program. Los Angeles: Hennessey + Ingalls, 1989.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Book Stacks, N8845.L67N64 1989

Public art program instrumental in reducing crime 50 percent. High Performance, 9 no3 ('86 ): 15.
Doheny - Book Stacks, PN1560.H5, 1986 - present

Wallis, Brian. Public art marks historic L.A. site. Art in America, v78, n6 (June 1990): p207(1).
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1941 - present
Leavey - Periodical Stacks, 1994 - present




Sculpture

Commissions: sculpture installed at the West Lawn entrance of Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library. Sculpture (Washington, D.C.), 13 (S/O '94 ): 36-7.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1989 - present

Public art yo-yo: what goes up, comes down. Art in America, 80 (F '92 ): 29.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1941 - present
Leavey - Periodical Stacks, 1994 - present
Subject: Public art - United States: sculptures by Ahearn, in the Bronx, New York, and by Otterness, in Los Angeles.

Stegmaier, Mark E. Two public sculptures unveiled. American Artist, 55 (Ja '91): 59.
Architecture & Fine Arts - Periodical Stacks, 1937 - present.

UCLA's outstanding displays of modern sculpture. Sunset 138 (February 1967): 96-7.
Doheny - Book Stacks, F851.S95, 1898 - present.

Wyman, Marily. A new deal for art in Southern California: murals and sculpture under government patronage. Doctoral thesis in Fine Arts, University of Southern California, 1982. 3 vols.
Doheny - Book Stacks, Ph.D. Fi '82 W984





Selected Bibliography of Materials

(These are not in the U.S.C. Libraries)


GRAFFITI PUBLIC ART
MURALS SCULPTURE




Graffiti


[KTLA news (Los Angeles, Calif.). 1972-03-27--excerpt and/or outtakes. Graffiti, P1186]. [1972-03-27].

[KTLA news (Los Angeles, Calif.). 1974-09-02--excerpt and/or outtakes. Graffiti, RM1116]. [1974-09-02].

Slechter, Robert Thomas. Graffiti, a social blackboard : a study of Los Angeles barrio graffiti as it exists in the 1980's. Doctoral theses, University of California, San Diego, 1985.

Sparc plug. Venice, Calif.: SPARC and the Social & Public Art Resource Center, 1991-.

Sparks. Venice, Calif.]: SPARC and the Social & Public Art Resource Center, 19??-.

Stimson, Jim. A canvas of stone. ViewCamera, (Jan-Feb 1995): 4-7




Murals

Ballin, Hugo. Wilshire Boulevard Temple: Warner Memorial Murals. [Los Angeles?] : The Temple, 1950.

Boyer, G. Los Angeles; l'art fait le mur. Beaux Arts Magazine, 19 (December 1984): 68-73

Cabutti, L. L'Arte messa al muro. Arte, 13, 129 (April 1983): 60-71.

Charles, Kathryn A. Judy Baca: empowering communities through public art. Masters thesis, University of Colorado, 1994.

Dunitz, Robin J. Neighborhood pride.
Southwest Art, 21 (Je '91 ): 46+.

Goldman, Shifra M. Siqueiros and three early murals in Los Angeles. Chicago: Public Art Workshop, 1970.

Gomez Cruz, Manuel. Cholito and the artist; barrios murals. La Puente, Calif.: Reyes Printing Press], 1975.

Herter, Albert. Albert Herter murals: history room. Los Angeles, Calif.: The Library, 1970.

Historical murals in the Los Angeles County Hall of Records Board of Supervisors' Hearing Room : a Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration. [California? : s.n., 1939?].

History of printed word in murals. Los Angeles Saturday Night, 12 (September 10, 1932): 4.
Murals in the Treasure Room of Doheny Memorial Library, U.S.C.

James, George W. A vision for Los Angeles. Out West, new series, 5 (May 1913): 221-41.

[KTLA news (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1976-01-07--excerpt and/or outtakes. Murals, FM922]. [1976-01-07].

Landres, Jonathan Shawn. Public art as sacred space : toward an interpretive theory of Asian-American community murals in Los Angeles. Masters thesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995. Also published as Public art as sacred space: Asian American community murals in Los Angeles. Religion and the Arts, 1:3 (Summer 1997): 6-26.

Lewis, D. City wall paintings Carnegie Magazine, 53, 5 (May 1979): 14-21.

Los Angeles Chicano street murals. Venice, Ca.: Environmental Communications, 1974. (70 slides)

Los Angeles murals by African-American artists: a book of postcards. Los Angeles: RJD Enterprises, 1995. 25 postcards and 6 pages of text.

Los Angeles murals. [Los Angeles, Calif.]: Fellows of Contemporary Art, 1990. 1 videocassette (ca. 11 min.)

Los Angeles murals; a book of postcards. Los Angeles: RJD Enterprises, 1995. 25 postcards, 4 pages of text.

Los Angeles Public Library. Murals and sculpture: Los Angeles City Public Library. Los Angeles: The Library, 1950.

Magnin, Edgar Fogel. The Warner murals in the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles, California. [Los Angeles]: Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 1975.

Map and guide to the murals of Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, 1995.

Murals of east Los Angeles. [Huntington Beach, Calif.]: [Golden West College], 1977. 37 slides.

Migration's Evolving Landscape, Los Angeles, Ca. [New York]: Bruner Foundation, 1995.

Pohl, Frances K. The world wall: a vision of the future without fear; an interview with Judith F. Baca Frontiers, 11, 1 (1990): 33-43.

Power of place: public art commemorates an African-American midwife. International Review of African American Art, 9, 1 (1990): 42-3.

Rivera, Humberto. The Murals of East Los Angeles: a museum without walls. Los Angeles: La Luz Cinema Video Productions, RKO General, 1976. (37 min.)

Sanchez-Tranquilino, Marcos. Mi casa no es su casa: Chicano murals and barrio calligraphy as systems of signification at Estrada Courts, 1972-1978. Masters thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991.

Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles. The story of the murals in the Beverly Hills branch of Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles, 1934.

Stretching the canvas. Los Angeles: Fellows of Contemporary Art, 1990. 1 videocassette (59 min.)

Young, Stanely. The Big picture: murals of Los Angeles. London: Thames and Hudson, 1988.


Public Art

Blanchard, F. W. Report of the Municipal Art Commission for the City of Los Angeles, California made to the Mayor, the City Council, the Board of Public Works. Los Angeles: William J. Porter, 1909.

Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles. Public art in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles, Calif.: The City, 1986.

Lopez, Elizabeth Christine. Community arts organizations in Los Angeles: a study of the Social and Public Art Rescource Center, Visual Communications and the Watts Towers Art Center. Masters thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995.

MacArthur Park public art program: phases I-IV. Los Angeles: The Institute, 1984.

Nodal, Al. Art in public places. Journal: A Contemporary Arts Magazine, 6, 46 (Winter 1987): 43-9.

Several, Michael. Little Tokyo. [Los Angeles?] : [s.n.], 1994.



Sculpture

Art + environment: South Coast Plaza. Los Angeles, Calif.: The Plaza, 1985.

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, University of California, Los Angeles, an annotated catalog of the collection, 1978. Los Angeles: Publication Services Dept., University of California, [1978].

Hayers, Faith H. New sculptures at the Library. Los Angeles Saturday Night 11 (November 15, 1930): 2.

[KTLA news (Los Angeles, Calif.). 1971-03-31--excerpt and/or outtakes. Sculpture, SM1774]. [1971-03-31].

[KTLA news (Los Angeles, Calif.). 1972-01-23--excerpt and/or outtakes. Touch sculpture for the blind, P463]. [1972-01-23].



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