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    Christo and Jeanne-Claude: On the Way to the Gates, Central Park, New York City (Metropolitan Museum of Art (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Jonathan David Fineberg, By (photographer) Wolfgang Volz

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    DescriptionChristo 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 This volume also features four highly engaging, unpublished interviews conducted by Fineberg with the artists, from the 1970s to a recent interview in July 2003.


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    Title
    Christo and Jeanne-Claude
    Subtitle
    On the Way to the Gates, Central Park, New York City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan David Fineberg, By (photographer) Wolfgang Volz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 270 mm
    Height: 295 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,452 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300104059
    ISBN 10: 0300104057
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBEY
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25810
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDATL
    Libri: I-AT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NRTHES, GEOG/NEWYRK
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
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    BISAC V2.8: ART026000
    DC22: 709.22, 709/.2/2
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBEY, AFKN
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    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.2.2.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: N7193.C5 A64 2004
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AFK, AFKN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB-US-NAK
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    90 black & white illustrations, 115 colour images
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    28 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    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: Children's 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-Claude's projects since 1972.
    Review quote
    "well illustrated and handsomely produced" Victoria Keller, The Art Book"