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    Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence (Hardback) By (author) Brian O'Doherty, Contributions by G. Wayne Clough, Contributions by Edwin C. Anderson, Contributions by Elizabeth Broun

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    DescriptionIn September 1976, a curtain of shimmering white was unfurled across the hills of rural northern California, running unbroken for 24.5 miles from Sonoma County to the Pacific Ocean. The artistic vision of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "Running Fence" was 18 feet high and traversed the private properties of 59 ranchers. Although it remained in place for just two weeks, the process of planning it consumed nearly four years, and the installation required helicopters, barges, lawyers, and more than 300 Bay Area students and workers. This beautiful book, companion volume to the exhibition of the same name, tells the story of this legendary art installation. Illustrated throughout with graphic representations and stunning photographs, Christo and Jeanne-Claude recounts how two artists who were complete strangers to the area gradually enlisted the support of entire communities in order to make their vision a reality. Brian O'Doherty's insightful essay considers the legacy of "The Running Fence", while remembrances from other contributors, including the artists' California attorney provide as full an experience of "Running Fence" as is possible, short of actually having been there. This title is copublished by Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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    Christo and Jeanne-Claude
    Remembering the Running Fence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian O'Doherty, Contributions by G. Wayne Clough, Contributions by Edwin C. Anderson, Contributions by Elizabeth Broun
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 178
    Width: 257 mm
    Height: 310 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,542 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520266469
    ISBN 10: 0520266463

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B5
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 709.2, 709.22
    BISAC V2.8: ART015100
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ5, AFKN
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: N7193.C5 A7433 2010
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, AFKN
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6CK
    Illustrations note
    60 color illustrations and 50 b/w photographs
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Brian O'Doherty is an artist and writer and is the author of Inside the White Cube: Ideologies of Gallery Space (UC Press).
    Review quote
    "Anchored with a level-headed essay by artist and novelist Brian O'Doherty, the book collects scores of photographs of the work completed and in progress." San Francisco Chronicle 20100627 "We are treated to preliminary sketches by Christo, photographs that document the process of the creation of the art installation, and an astute essay by Brian O'Doherty." The Magazine 20101201