Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Urban Projects
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For the first time, this book gives a comprehensive account of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's urban projects. It presents preparatory drawings, collages and models for many little-known works from the artists' early career, some of which were never carried out, such as the planned wrapping of several New York City skyscrapers, as well as the spectacular large-scale projects of later years, such as the wrapping of the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris in 1985.In two detailed essays, the authors of the book explore Christo's extraordinary talent for drawing and investigate the artists' ambivalent perspective on urban space, which oscillates between a powerful critique of the city's impersonal modernism and a tribute to the liberal, democratic use of urban areas.
ISBN 9781942884255. D.A.P./Verlag Kettler.