Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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All our work is about freedom. The universe of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The work of the artist couple Christo (born 1935) and Jeanne-Claude (1935 2009) resists categorisation. It is a hybrid of art, urban planning, architecture, and engineering, but above all an aesthetic uniquely their own: surreal and ethereal environmental interventions that have graced monuments, public parks, and centres of power alike.

This compact book spans the complete career of the couple who were born on the very same day, met in Paris, fell in love, and became a creative team like no other. With rich illustration, it spans Christo and Jeanne-Claude s earliest projects in the 1950s right through to The Floating Piers, to be installed at Lake Iseo, Italy, in 2016. The book celebrates all of the couple s most famous environmental interventions, such as The Gates in New York s Central Park and the Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, while also featuring early drawings and family photos unknown to the wider public.

About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions.

 

Author: Jacob Baal-Teshuva 

Format Hardback: 95 pages
Dimensions: 215.9 x 261.62 x 12.7mm | 544.31g
Publication date: 04 Mar 2016
Publisher: Taschen GmbH