Christo and Jeanne-Claude : On the Way to The Gates, Central Park, New York City (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series)
Jonathan FinebergISBN: 0300104057; 9780300104059;
Book Description In 2005, Central Park in New York City was the site of a much-loved and critically acclaimed project by Christo and Jeanne-Claude entitled The Gates . This installation consisted of saffroncolored fabric panels suspended from the horizontal tops of over 7,500 sixteenfoot- tall vinyl gates, positioned at regular intervals throughout twenty-three miles of walkways of the park. The installation was on view for sixteen days, beginning February 12, 2005. This exquisitely produced book celebrates the culmination of the artists’ vision for The Gates, a project that began in 1979. Richly illustrated with photographs by Wolfgang Volz, the book features an introduction by Jonathan Fineberg that surveys the entire 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 created for The...