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Chihuly Garden Installations

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The greatest living artist in the medium of glass, Dale Chihuly has long been fascinated by the colors and forms of nature. Over the years, his work has become increasingly open, using forms that show a strong relationship to the architecture of natural shapes. Here, lush illustrations showcase Chihuly’s unique glass sculptures positioned among the plants, flowers, and landscapes of some of the world’s finest gardens and conservatories, from St. Louis to Phoenix to Kew. Tracing the connection between Chihuly’s ...

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Overview

The greatest living artist in the medium of glass, Dale Chihuly has long been fascinated by the colors and forms of nature. Over the years, his work has become increasingly open, using forms that show a strong relationship to the architecture of natural shapes. Here, lush illustrations showcase Chihuly’s unique glass sculptures positioned among the plants, flowers, and landscapes of some of the world’s finest gardens and conservatories, from St. Louis to Phoenix to Kew. Tracing the connection between Chihuly’s art and botanical life, Chihuly Garden Installations shows how the exchange between art and nature can shift from the harmonious and tranquil to stunning juxtapositions of scale and color.

Praise for CHIHULY GARDEN INSTALLATIONS: 

"The glass artist Dale Chihuly is always good for a change of a scene. . . . Chihuly Garden Installations is a weighty compendium of crowd-pleasing work. Bright pink chunks of glass sparkle over lily pads in the Fair­child Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Fla., while leopard-spotted bronze trumpets rise up through the foliage at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis—as close as man will ever get to making flowers."  Dominique Browning, New York Times Book Review

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Editorial Reviews

Dominique Browning
…a weighty compendium of crowd-pleasing work.
—The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419701030
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 144,546
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 12.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale Chihuly is an icon of American art and cofounder of the renowned Pilchuck Glass School outside Seattle. His work is in the collections of over 200 museums worldwide. David Ebony is the managing editor of Art in America magazine. He lives in New York City. Tim Richardson is a garden and landscape critic and historian based in London. Mark McDonnell is former chairman of the Glass Department at the California College of the Arts. He lives in San Francisco.

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