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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: On the Way to the Gates, Central Park, New York City

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude are renowned for their dramatic and innovative public projects. Their installations often feature fabric—sometimes wrapped around existing structures or used to create large-scale temporary environments. Some of their most influential projects include Running Fence in Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, Surrounded Islands in Miami, the Pont Neuf Wrapped in Paris, the Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, and The Umbrellas simultaneously in Japan and California. Now New York City, where they have lived and worked for forty years, will be the site for a much-anticipated Christo and Jeanne-Claude project. The Gates will consist of saffron-colored fabric panels suspended from the horizontal tops of over 7,500 sixteen-foot-tall vinyl gates, positioned at regular intervals throughout 23 miles of walkways of Central Park. The installation will be on view for sixteen days, beginning February 12, 2005 (weather permitting).

This book, published in conjunction with a major exhibition that opens in April 2004 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, celebrates the culmination of the artists vision for The Gates, a project that began in 1979. It includes an illustrated introduction by Jonathan Fineberg that surveys the career of Christo and Jeanne-Claude and assesses their contribution to contemporary art and culture. The heart of the book consists of beautiful reproductions of the various preparatory collages and drawings that Christo has created for The Gates project, many of which have not been previously published, and detailed documentation of the personalities and events that have led up to the project. This volume also features four highly engaging, unpublished interviews conducted by Fineberg with the artists, from the 1970s to a recent interview in July 2003.

Review:

"Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the artists responsible for such memorable wrapped pieces as 'Surrounded Islands' (bright pink fabric floating around 11 islands in Biscayne Bay in Florida), and 'Running Fence will be used as intercontinental missile targets.' (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

- "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates, Central Park, New York City" will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (April 6 to July 25, 2004).- Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art

About the Author

Jonathan Fineberg is Gutgsell Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois, Champaign. His many previous books include Christo: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami Florida, 1980-83 (1986), Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being (1994), The Innocent Eye: Childrens Art and the Modern Artist (1997), and Discovering Child Art: Essays on Childhood, Primitivism, and Modernism (1997). Wolfgang Volz has been the exclusive photographer for all of Christo and Jeanne-Claudes projects since 1972.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300101386
Subtitle:
On the Way to The Gates, Central Park, New York City
Author:
Volz, Wolfgang
Author:
Fineberg, Jonathan
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Installation
Subject:
Artists' preparatory studies
Subject:
Artist couples
Subject:
Artistic collaboration.
Subject:
Central Park
Subject:
Site-specific art
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Sculpture
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Series Volume:
vyp. 8
Publication Date:
20050628
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 b/w + 115 color illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.63 x 11.5 in 3.25 lb

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Product details 224 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300101386 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the artists responsible for such memorable wrapped pieces as 'Surrounded Islands' (bright pink fabric floating around 11 islands in Biscayne Bay in Florida), and 'Running Fence will be used as intercontinental missile targets.' (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , - "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates, Central Park, New York City" will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (April 6 to July 25, 2004).- Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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