Christo and Jean-Claude

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In the summer of 1995, the Reichstag building in Berlin was transformed into an immense sculptural experience by Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude along with a team of hundreds.

Wrapping historic structures in silvery fabric and blue cable has become a famous tradition for Christo and Jeanne-Claude: landscape projects in the USA, Japan, and Australia and urban projects such as the Pont Neuf in Paris have established them as the most ...

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Overview

In the summer of 1995, the Reichstag building in Berlin was transformed into an immense sculptural experience by Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude along with a team of hundreds.

Wrapping historic structures in silvery fabric and blue cable has become a famous tradition for Christo and Jeanne-Claude: landscape projects in the USA, Japan, and Australia and urban projects such as the Pont Neuf in Paris have established them as the most extraordinary artist couple of the age.

This in-depth survey of their unusual work is illustrated with absorbing photographs by Wolfgang Volz.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783822859964
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 800,982
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacob Baal-Teshuva is an author, critic and independent curator. His books include Andy Warhol 1928-1987 (Prestel), Chagall, Calder and Christo and Jeanne-Claude. He lives in Paris, France.

Burt Chernow lectured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was a professor of art history at Housatonic College in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was also the founder and Director Emeritus of the Housatonic Museum of Art. The author of many books and essays, he died in 1997.
Wolfgang Volz's photographs have appeared in "Art," "GEO," "Paris Match," "Der Spiegel," "Life," and" Time" magazines. He has worked with Christo and Jeanne-Claude since 1972 and is the exclusive photographer of their work. He was also technical director of the project to wrap the Reichstag. He lives with his wife, Sylvie, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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