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Indoor Sculpture

Three-dimensional artworks that aren't owned by the Town, but are installed inside publicly accessible buildings, are documented in this section of the Public Art Inventory.

Title:  Millennium Bookball

Artist(s):  George W. Hart

Other Collaborators:  Photograph by Gil Amiaga

Year of Creation:  1999

Medium:  Wood with gold leaf, bronze, and internal structural steel

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  5 ft. in diameter

Description:  A suspended geometric construction of 60 carved wooden "books" with bronze connecting rings.  Book titles in gold leaf were selected via ballot by library patrons as the "best books of the century."  The form is based on a rhombic triacontahedron. 

Markings/Inscriptions:  A complete listing of the 60 book titles (and authors) included can be found at

Hamlet:  Northport

Street/Site Location:  Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave.

Owner/Administrator:  Northport Public Library