Title: Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-1995
Publisher: Taschen., Cologne, 1996, Cologne
Publication Date: 1996
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
one of 700 numbered copies signed by Christo, Jean-Claude, and Voltz [the hors de commerce edition - there also was a limited edition of 5000 for sale]. 4to. slipcased. a fine copy in original silver cloth over boards with blue stamped spine. [has the piece of the wrapping mounted at the rear of the book]. Bookseller Inventory # 61013
Review: In 1977 the "wrap" artist Christo, famous for both his wrapped Roman wall and his Running Fence in northern California, proposed to wrap Germany's Reichstag--the first of three proposals to be turned down. In 1994, after a vote by the German parliament, Christo's fourth proposal to wrap the building was accepted. Wrapped Reichstag depicts the trials and tribulations, meetings, drawings, and conversations that led to the acceptance of Christo's plan. Simple chronologies give important dates in both English and German, and giant, play-by-play photographs chronicle the years of effort involved in the project's production and completion, testaments to the tenacity of all involved. Completed on June 24, 1995, the Reichstag stayed wrapped for 14 days. Photographs of the wrapped building from all angles at all times of day and night give the reader a clear idea of the finished work's grandeur.
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